Trabeculectomy Bleb Leak (Video)

This eye has a leaking bleb leak after a glaucoma procedure. Everytime the eye blinks, a small amount of aqueous fluid drains out onto the surface of the cornea. It is important to tack the conjunctiva down well at the end of the case to avoid this scenario … some people even place a vertical matress suture using 10-0 nylon at the leading edge.

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there is a subtle leak right at the limbus right where the slit-lamp beam is.
Seidel leaking trabeculectomy
This photo shows a positive seidel test from a leaking trabeculectomy (a glaucoma surgery).

Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:


  1. Nice video. Only one remark:
    the hyperlink you have put on this page is referring to anterior polar cataract, not to the blebleak.wmv.


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