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)576-7
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 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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