Shunts to divert aqueous humor to distant epithelialized cavities after keratoprosthesis surgery.

@article{Dohlman2010ShuntsTD,
  title={Shunts to divert aqueous humor to distant epithelialized cavities after keratoprosthesis surgery.},
  author={Claes Henrik Dohlman and Cynthia L. Grosskreutz and Teresa C. Chen and Louis R. Pasquale and Peter A. D. Rubin and Eva Christina Kim and Marl{\`e}ne Durand},
  journal={Journal of glaucoma},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={111-5}
}
PURPOSE Glaucoma is a frequent and often severe problem in patients needing keratoprosthesis (KPro) surgery. Standard glaucoma shunts in these cases often develop a very dense capsule that obstructs flow and causes intraocular pressure elevation. Therefore, we developed shunts that deliver aqueous to distant epithelialized cavities where an obstructing capsule is less likely to form. In this retroactive study of such shunts, the risk of postoperative infection (especially endophthalmitis) has… CONTINUE READING