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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 460

Sign of filtration in non-valved glaucoma drainage device

Glaucoma Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication02-Jul-2021

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Dr. Premanand Chandran
Aravind Eye Hospital, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_3218_20

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Chandran P, Raman GV. Sign of filtration in non-valved glaucoma drainage device. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:460

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Chandran P, Raman GV. Sign of filtration in non-valved glaucoma drainage device. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jul 26];1:460. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/3/460/320113

A 39-year-old man with uveitic glaucoma underwent aurolab aqueous drainage implant (AADI) in the left eye. On first postoperative day his vision was 20/200. Slit-lamp examination showed plate in the superotemporal quadrant with prominent ridge [Figure 1]a suggestive of complete tube ligation, clear cornea, deep anterior chamber with tube in situ and posterior chamber intraocular lens. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was 26 mm Hg on 4 antiglaucoma medications (AGM). On 33rd postoperative day, there was fullness around the ridge [Figure 1]b with IOP of 06 mmHg suggestive of aqueous drainage through the tube and collection around the plate. At last follow-up, his vision was 20/200 and IOP was 12 mmHg without AGM. AADI plays an important role in managing refractory glaucoma[1],[2] and looking for signs of filtration apart from IOP reduction will help in managing the patient better.
Figure 1: Slit-lamp photograph showing implant plate with prominent ridge (arrowhead) before opening of ligature (a) and fullness around the ridge (arrowhead) suggestive of aqueous drainage after opening of ligature (b)

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Philip R, Chandran P, Aboobacker N, Dhavalikar M, Raman GV. Intermediate-term outcome of Aurolab aqueous drainage implant. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:233-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Puthuran GV, Palmberg P, Wijesinghe HK, Krishnadas SR, Robin A. Intermediate-term outcomes of an affordable aqueous drainage implant in adults with refractory glaucoma. Ophthalmol Glaucoma 2019;2:258-66.  Back to cited text no. 2


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