Transcameral suture to prevent tube-corneal touch after glaucoma drainage device implantation: a new surgical technique

Frank Bochmann, Augusto Azuara-Blanco

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Abstract

Purpose: To report a new technique to correct tube position in anterior chamber after glaucoma drainage device implantation.

Patient and Methods: A patient who underwent a glaucoma drainage device implantation was noted to have the tube touching the corneal endothelium. A 10/0 polypropylene suture with double-armed 3-inch long straight needle was placed transcamerally from limbus to limbus, in the superior part of the eye, passing the needle in front of the tube.

Results: The position of the tube in the anterior chamber was corrected with optimal distance from corneal endothelium and iris surface. The position remained satisfactory after 20 months of follow-up.

Conclusions: The placement of a transcameral suture offers a safe, quick, and minimal invasive intervention for the correction of the position of a glaucoma drainage device tube in the anterior chamber.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-577
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

Keywords

  • aged
  • anterior chamber
  • astigmatism
  • endothelium, corneal
  • female
  • follow-up studies
  • glaucoma
  • glaucoma drainage implants
  • humans
  • intraocular pressure
  • ophthalmologic surgical procedures
  • postoperative period
  • prosthesis implantation
  • severity of illness index
  • suture techniques
  • treatment outcome

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