A novel use of amniotic membrane in the management of tube exposure following glaucoma tube shunt surgery.

Abstract

AIM To report a novel technique using amniotic membrane to cover exposed glaucoma tube shunts. METHODS A consecutive series of three cases that underwent drainage tube shunt surgery with the Ahmed valve for intractable glaucoma. All three patients developed exposure of the tube secondary to necrosis of the overlying bovine pericardial patch and… (More)

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