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Transcorneal tube erosion of an Ahmed valve implant in an adult

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Author(s): Al-Shahwan Sami

Journal: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
ISSN 0974-9233

Volume: 17;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 377;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Ahmed Valve Implant | Glaucoma Drainage Implant | Intraocular Pressure

ABSTRACT
Ahmed valve implants are currently used to manage high-risk complicated adults and pediatric glaucoma when standard filtration surgery is unsuccessful. Despite its success, the Ahmed valve shunt has significant complications particularly in the anterior segment. We report an unusual case of transcorneal tube erosion of an Ahmed valve implant in an adult that resulted from long-standing tube-corneal touch. Periodic observation of tube position is recommended.

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