Recurrent vitreous occlusion of glaucoma drainage device tube in a patient with glaucoma in aphakia

A case report

Ghee Soon Ang, Yi Wei Goh, Augusto Azuara-Blanco

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Abstract

Patients with spontaneous lens dislocation and glaucoma can be challenging to manage. We present a forty-six year old Caucasian lady who was referred with bilateral high intraocular pressure, and was subsequently diagnosed with glaucoma in association with lens dislocation and Marfan syndrome. Baerveldt glaucoma drainage device tubes were inserted in both eyes due to poor response to medical therapy. However, this was complicated by recurrent vitreous occlusion of both glaucoma drainage tubes requiring further multiple surgical interventions. There have not been any further recurrences of vitreous incarceration or posterior segment complications since, but the patient remains under close follow-up.
Original languageEnglish
Article number55
Number of pages5
JournalCases Journal
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2010

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Aphakia
Glaucoma
Drainage
Lens Subluxation
Equipment and Supplies
Marfan Syndrome
Intraocular Pressure
Recurrence

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Recurrent vitreous occlusion of glaucoma drainage device tube in a patient with glaucoma in aphakia : A case report. / Ang, Ghee Soon; Goh, Yi Wei; Azuara-Blanco, Augusto.

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