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The Official Scientific Journal of Delhi Ophthalmological Society
Role of Bleb Needling in Rescuing Failing Blebs - A Review
Amit Kumar Purang, Julie Pegu, Suneeta Dubey
Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Daryaganj, New Delhi, India
Corresponding Author:
Amit Kumar Purang 
DO, DNB
Fellow, Glaucoma Services
Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital 5027, 
Kedar Nath Road Daryaganj, 
New Delhi - 110 002, India
Email id: dramitpurang@yahoo.com
Published Online: 01-NOV-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.390
Abstract
Bleb failure is one of the common complications of trabeculectomy surgery. The treatment of failed bleb involves a second trabeculectomy procedure, an implant surgery or restarting the patient on medications. Bleb needling is a procedure that if done correctly, can revive a failing bleb and also negate the need to do a repeat procedure in a less interventional fashion. Hence, the knowledge of this procedure is essential for a clinician to manage cases of bleb failure that present routinely in outpatient department. This article entails various aspects of bleb needling procedure, its method, indications and literature review.
Keywords : Trabeculectomy failure, Bleb needling, Literature review
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