Surgical technique for the placement of an encircling scleral buckle in the presence of a glaucoma drainage device

Sung Soo Kim, William E. Smiddy

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to present a new surgical technique that facilitates placement of an encircling scleral buckle in a patient with a previously placed Baerveldt glaucoma implant who developed a retinal detachment due to a giant retinal tear. Methods: Case report of patient with previous Baerveldt glaucoma implant and a retinal detachment associated with a giant retinal tear who was managed with an encircling scleral buckle and pars plana vitrectomy. The encircling band was attached to the Baerveldt glaucoma implant to incorporate as a component of the encircling scleral buckle. Results: Reattachment with typical encircling effect without intraocular pressure complications was achieved. Conclusion: This technique offers an option for management of retinal detachment in the presence of a Baerveldt glaucoma implant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-371
Number of pages3
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • Baerveldt glaucoma implant
  • Giant retinal tear
  • Retinal detachment
  • Scleral buckling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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