In this case report, we describe the successful implantation of multiple trabecular micro-bypass iStents in a patient with necrotizing scleritis.Design:
The study design is a case report.Participants:
The participant was a patient who underwent multiple micro-bypass iStent surgery.Methods:
A 71-year-old man with primary open-angle glaucoma, diagnosed with necrotizing scleritis and treated with steroids consequently resulting in significantly elevated intraocular pressure in the right eye.Results:
Following uncomplicated surgery, IOP was reduced from 42 to 12 mm Hg 18 months after surgery on 2 drops and prednisone 40 mg dailyConclusions:
iStents may be considered as a possible intervention to lower IOP in patients with necrotizing scleritis in whom traditional glaucoma surgery is challenging or contraindicated.