|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 171
A simple clue to identify bleb function after tube ligation: The ridge
Prasanna Venkataraman, Madhuri Manapakkam, Neethu Mohan
Department of Glaucoma, Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Web Publication||01-Apr-2021|
Dr. Prasanna Venkataraman
Consultant, Glaucoma Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Poonamallee High Road, Noombal, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Venkataraman P, Manapakkam M, Mohan N. A simple clue to identify bleb function after tube ligation: The ridge. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:171
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Venkataraman P, Manapakkam M, Mohan N. A simple clue to identify bleb function after tube ligation: The ridge. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Aug 3];1:171. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/2/171/312417
A 40-year-old patient underwent Aurolab aqueous drainage implant in the right eye 1 month back. The tube was ligated with single 7-0 polyglactin suture. IOP was 28 mm Hg. The ridge of the plate was well delineated [Figure 1]a with a flat bleb indicating that the tube has not opened yet. When examining a patient with non-valved implant, this simple way of looking for the visibility of ridge will help us understand if the bleb has matured. If a previously well-delineated ridge gets obscured in the next visit [Figure 1]b, suture must have dissolved and the tube opened.
|Figure 1: (a): Flat profile of the plate with well delineated ridge (black arrow heads). (b): Obscuration of the previously well delineated ridge after dissolution of tube ligature and tube opening|
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