Rapid Intraocular Tube Trimming for Glaucoma Drainage Implant Devices

Paul Baciu, Stephen J. Moster, Richard K. Lee

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Purpose: To describe a new approach for shortening silicone tubes of glaucoma drainage devices (GDDs). Materials and Methods: A retrospective intervention case series describing 3 patients undergoing the same treatment at a single institutional center Results: Three patients underwent successful ab interno trimming of GDD silicone tubes without complication Conclusions: This technique allows for rapid and successful shortening of GDD tubes via an ab interno approach avoiding risks of traditional glaucoma tube trimming approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e174-e176
JournalJournal of glaucoma
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2017


  • glaucoma drainage device
  • surgical technique
  • tube trimming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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