Single clear corneal incision for glaucoma drainage device shortening in pediatric glaucoma

Phillip M. Radke, Elena Bitrian, Alana L. Grajewski

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Abstract

Glaucoma drainage devices are commonly used for management of glaucoma in adults and children. With time, the position of the tube can change and cause damage such as corneal scarring, iris or lens contact, and uveitis. Most of these problems can be improved with tube shortening and/or excision of adherent iris or fibrous tissue. We describe a surgical technique that uses a single clear corneal incision to externalize and trim the shunt in pediatric patients. The technique has a short surgical. We review the indications and outcomes for this procedure in 13 eyes of 12 children who required shunt revision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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