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Rapid Intraocular Tube Trimming for Glaucoma Drainage Implant Devices

Baciu, Paul MD; Moster, Stephen J. MD; Lee, Richard K. MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000000645
Online Articles: Brief Report
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Purpose: To describe a new approach for shortening silicone tubes of glaucoma drainage devices (GDDs).

Materials and Methods: A retrospective intervention case series describing 3 patients undergoing the same treatment at a single institutional center

Results: Three patients underwent successful ab interno trimming of GDD silicone tubes without complication

Conclusions: This technique allows for rapid and successful shortening of GDD tubes via an ab interno approach avoiding risks of traditional glaucoma tube trimming approaches.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is supported by NIH Center Grant P30-EY014801 and an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Richard K. Lee, MD, PhD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 900 NW 17th St, Miami, FL 33136 (e-mail: rlee@med.miami.edu).

Received December 28, 2016

Accepted January 11, 2017

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