Purpose. To evaluate the utility of aqueous shunt implants in the treatment of infantile glaucoma refractory to conventional therapy. Methods. We retrospectively studied 10 eyes of 7 infants (mean age 12.4 ± 12.7 months) with uncontrolled glaucoma, who were managed with aqueous shunt implants. Adjunctive antimetabolites were used in 4 eyes. Results. The mean intraocular pressure before surgery was 32.2 ± 5.6 mmHg and the final was 17.7 ± 4.9 mmHg at a mean follow up of 11.5 ± 14.9 months. Two eyes (20%) required further glaucoma surgery. No major complications directly related to the aqueous shunt surgery were observed. Conclusions. Aqueous shunts can be effective in the management of intractable glaucoma in infants.
|Journal||Investigative ophthalmology & visual science|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Feb 1996|