Pericardium plug in the repair of the corneoscleral fistula after Ahmed Glaucoma Valve explantation.

Chungkwon Yoo, Sung Wook Kwon, Yong Yeon Kim

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We report four cases in which a pericardium (Tutoplast) plug was used to repair a corneoscleral fistula after Ahmed Glaucoma Valve (AGV) explantation. In four cases in which the AGV tube had been exposed, AGV explantation was performed using a pericardium (Tutoplast) plug to seal the defect previously occupied by the tube. After debridement of the fistula, a piece of processed pericardium (Tutoplast), measured 1 mm in width, was plugged into the fistula and secured with two interrupted 10-0 nylon sutures. To control intraocular pressure, a new AGV was implanted elsewhere in case 1, phaco-trabeculectomy was performed concurrently in case 2, cyclophotocoagulation was performed postoperatively in case 3 and anti-glaucomatous medication was added in case 4. No complication related to the fistula developed at the latest follow-up (range: 12-26 months). The pericardium (Tutoplast) plug seems to be an effective method in the repair of corneoscleral fistulas resulting from explantation of glaucoma drainage implants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-271
Number of pages4
JournalKorean journal of ophthalmology : KJO
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

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Pericardium
Glaucoma
Fistula
Glaucoma Drainage Implants
Trabeculectomy
Nylons
Debridement
Intraocular Pressure
Sutures
Tutoplast

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Pericardium plug in the repair of the corneoscleral fistula after Ahmed Glaucoma Valve explantation. / Yoo, Chungkwon; Kwon, Sung Wook; Kim, Yong Yeon.

In: Korean journal of ophthalmology : KJO, Vol. 22, No. 4, 01.12.2008, p. 268-271.

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