Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene reinforcement material in glaucoma drain surgery.

@article{Jacob2001ExpandedPR,
  title={Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene reinforcement material in glaucoma drain surgery.},
  author={Tiffany L. Jacob and Odile Lacour and Claude Burgoyne and P. Lafleur and E Duzman},
  journal={Journal of glaucoma},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={115-20}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether a synthetic material, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (E-PTFE), can be used successfully as a reinforcement material over the tubes of glaucoma drainage implants. METHODS Patches of E-PTFE were sutured over the tubes of Baerveldt glaucoma drains implanted in the eyes of New Zealand white rabbits. Two material thicknesses were… CONTINUE READING