Use of autologous Tenon's capsule and scleral patch grafts for repair of excessively draining fistulas with leaking filtering blebs

D. A. Morris, J. M. Ramocki, D. H. Shin, B. K. Glover, Yong Yeon Kim

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Purpose: To report the use of autologous Tenon's and partial-thickness scleral tissues for patch graft revisions of excessively draining fistulas associated with leaking filtering blebs. Methods: Appropriate sized pieces of autologous Tenon's tissue and partial-thickness scleral tissue were dissected near the surgical sites and used as patch grafts to effectively repair excessively draining fistulas with leaking filtering blebs. Results: Both Tenon's and partial-thickness scleral patch grafts were useful in adequately closing the excessively draining fistulas. Conclusion: Autologous Tenon's and scleral tissue patch grafts appear to be safe and effective for the repair of excessively draining fistulas, and are useful when patch grafts are unexpectedly needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-419
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Filtration surgery
  • Fistula
  • Leaking filtering blebs
  • Scleral patch grafts
  • Tenon's capsule patch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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