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Gonioscopy Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy (GATT) in Post-penetrating Keratoplasty Steroid Induced Glaucoma: A Case Report

Nazarali, Samir, BHSc*; Cote, Stephanie L., MD; Gooi, Patrick, MD, FRCSC

doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001034
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Glaucoma following penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) remains the leading cause of blindness following PKP. Patients with post-PKP glaucoma can be managed medically and surgically. Evidence studying glaucoma surgical techniques following PKP is limited, but suggests the possibility for high risk complications, including graft failure. Minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) offer an alternative. We report the first case of post-PKP glaucoma managed with GATT. The patient was a 33-year-old male with a history of keratoconus who underwent PKP in his right eye. On presentation, his visual acuity was 20/60 and intraocular pressure (IOP) was 48▒mmHg OD. He underwent GATT and cataract phacoemulsification. Following 22 months of follow-up, the patient’s visual acuity was 20/30 and IOP 13▒mmHg, off all glaucoma medications. This case demonstrates GATT may be a good surgical option for post-PKP glaucoma, given the ability to perform future incisional surgery and avoidance of high risk complications associated with traditional glaucoma surgeries.

*Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Division of Ophthalmology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Conflict of Interest: No conflicting relationship exists for any author.

Reprints: Patrick Gooi, MD, FRCSC, Cloudbreak Eye Care, 5340 1 St SW #315, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2H 0C8

Received June 5, 2018

Accepted July 18, 2018

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