Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to report a case of cystoid macular edema (CME) after gonioscopy-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy (GATT). Methods: We describe the case of a 73-year-old woman with ocular hypertension and history of cataract surgery combined with posterior vitrectomy and epiretinal membrane peeling 2 years before, who developed CME after uncomplicated GATT procedure. Results: Uneventful GATT surgery was performed in an eye with ocular hypertension. A month after GATT surgery, the patient com-plained of blurry vision. Best corrected visual acuity had deteriorated from 20/20 on Snellen chart, to 20/70. The patient was diagnosed with CME. Treatment with topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and topical corticosteroids for one month, and oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitor for one week achieved a total CME regression with recovery of a normal macular and foveal architecture. Conclusions: Surgery-induced CME may occur following stand-alone microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) such as GATT. It would be worthwhile to conduct studies to explore whether the prophylactic use of NSAID and corticosteroids is justified.
- circumfe-rential trabeculotomy
- cystoid macular edema
- microinvasive glaucoma surgery