|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 460
Sign of filtration in non-valved glaucoma drainage device
Premanand Chandran, Ganesh V Raman
Glaucoma Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Web Publication||02-Jul-2021|
Dr. Premanand Chandran
Aravind Eye Hospital, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Chandran P, Raman GV. Sign of filtration in non-valved glaucoma drainage device. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:460
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, 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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