Implantation of glaucoma drainage implant tube into the ciliary sulcus in patients with corneal transplants

Shimon Rumelt, Uri Rehany

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Abstract

The placement of glaucoma drainage implants may be complicated by tube- corneal touch and endothelial decompensation, particularly after corneal transplantation. We describe an innovative surgical approach to glaucoma drainage implant procedures that may decrease such complications. The approach involves placement of the shunt tube into the ciliary sulcus. This approach may serve as an alternative to anterior chamber angle or pars plana implant placement in pseudophakic or aphakic eyes with refractory glaucoma and a high risk for corneal decompensation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-687
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume116
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1998
Externally publishedYes

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