Reversible Cystoid Macular Edema Following Uneventful Microinvasive Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy in a Pseudophakic Patient: A Case Report

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The purpose of this study is to present a case of cystoid macular edema (CME) as a potential complication following uncomplicated stand-alone Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) goniotomy in a patient with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma.


A 71-year-old woman who developed CME following KDB goniotomy subsequently treated with topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) therapy.


The CME successfully regressed following a standard course of topical NSAID therapy.


This case report describes the first case of CME following uneventful stand-alone KDB goniotomy and highlights the importance of postoperative topical NSAID therapy with regard to both prophylaxis and treatment.

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