March 2012
Volume 53, Issue 14
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   March 2012
A Retrospective Review Of 384 Baerveldt 350 mm2 Glaucoma Implants With Scleral Patch Graft: Results And Complications
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Scott Gardner
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Bingjie Ling
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Bruce E. Prum, Jr.
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Sandra M. Johnson
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  Scott Gardner, None; Bingjie Ling, None; Bruce E. Prum, Jr., None; Sandra M. Johnson, None
  • Footnotes
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science March 2012, Vol.53, 3715. doi:
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      Scott Gardner, Bingjie Ling, Bruce E. Prum, Jr., Sandra M. Johnson; A Retrospective Review Of 384 Baerveldt 350 mm2 Glaucoma Implants With Scleral Patch Graft: Results And Complications. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2012;53(14):3715.

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Abstract
 
Purpose:
 

To evaluate the long-term outcomes and complications of Baerveldt 350 mm2 glaucoma implants with scleral patch graft.

 
Methods:
 

In this retrospective, non-comparative case series, 510 implants were placed in 490 eyes between 1995 and 2011. 384 surgeries met criteria for inclusion (minimum age of 18 with at least 6 months follow-up). All implants were placed by a single surgeon (BEP) and included an eye bank scleral patch graft. Data extracted included patient demographics, past medical history, ocular history, pre- and postoperative vision and intraocular pressure (IOP), glaucoma type, location of implant, and postoperative complications at years 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, and 15.

 
Conclusions:
 

The rate of long-term postoperative tube/plate exposure was low, and all occurred within the first three years and were easily managed. Corneal edema was a common long-term complication, and the incidence increased with time. Subsequent surgery due to a complication was necessary most frequently during the first and tenth postoperative years. A Baerveldt 350 mm2 glaucoma implant with a scleral patch graft is an effective intervention for long-term IOP control to supplement the medical treatment of refractory glaucoma. Complete statistical analysis will be presented.

 
Keywords: clinical (human) or epidemiologic studies: outcomes/complications • clinical (human) or epidemiologic studies: risk factor assessment • intraocular pressure 
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