Biodegradable Implant for Tissue Repair After Glaucoma Drainage Device Surgery

  title={Biodegradable Implant for Tissue Repair After Glaucoma Drainage Device Surgery},
  author={A. Rosentreter and A. Schild and S. Dinslage and T. Dietlein},
  journal={Journal of Glaucoma},
  • A. Rosentreter, A. Schild, +1 author T. Dietlein
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Glaucoma
  • Aim/BackgroundTo report a novel technique using biodegradable material to cover exposed glaucoma tube shunts. MethodsA case report of a single patient who underwent drainage tube shunt surgery with the Baerveldt drainage device for intractable glaucoma. Four months post operation the tube became exposed through necrosis of the overlying scleral flap and conjunctiva. The defect was repaired by fixation of the tube to the sclera, with a slice of an ologen implant as a patch, covered by the… CONTINUE READING
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