Secondary stenting of glaucoma drainage implant: a novel technique for treatment of late hypotony

Shilpa Kuruvilla, John Landers, Jamie Craig

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    Abstract

    Glaucoma drainage devices have become increasingly popular as a surgical option for the treatment of uncontrolled glaucoma.1 A number of surgical techniques have been described to prevent immediate postoperative hypotony while using non‐valved implants,2-4 including ligation of the drainage tube with a self‐absorbing suture.5 However, there is a chance of sudden hypotony when the suture dissolves. Eyes with uveitis have impaired aqueous production6 and thus may be at increased risk of this complication.7 We describe a simple surgical technique of secondary internal stenting of the glaucoma drainage device used to effectively manage this clinical scenario in two of our patients.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)860-861
    Number of pages2
    JournalClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
    Volume44
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

    Keywords

    • glaucoma
    • drainage
    • intraocular pressure
    • surgical techniques

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