May 2004
Volume 45, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2004
Diverting Aqueous Humor to Distant Sites in Severe Glaucoma – An Update
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • C.H. Dohlman
    MA Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • S.D. Barnes
    MA Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • J.J. Ma
    MA Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • C.L. Grosskreutz
    MA Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • L.R. Pasquale
    MA Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • T.C. Chen
    MA Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • P.A. Rubin
    MA Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  C.H. Dohlman, None; S.D. Barnes, None; J.J. Ma, None; C.L. Grosskreutz, None; L.R. Pasquale, None; T.C. Chen, None; P.A. Rubin, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2004, Vol.45, 920. doi:
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      C.H. Dohlman, S.D. Barnes, J.J. Ma, C.L. Grosskreutz, L.R. Pasquale, T.C. Chen, P.A. Rubin; Diverting Aqueous Humor to Distant Sites in Severe Glaucoma – An Update . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004;45(13):920.

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Abstract

Abstract: : Purpose: To shunt aqueous to an epithelialized cavity where a high resistance capsule is unlikely to form Methods: 20 eyes of 19 patients with severe eye pathology (19 with keratoprosthesis, 1 without) had a shunt tube from a specially designed Ahmed valve connected to the maxillary sinus (10), ethmoid sinuses (6), lacrimal sac (2), or lower lid fornix (2). The patients have been followed for 1 to 31 months Results: No endophthalmitis has occurred – the shunt system is unidirectional. 14 of the patients have IOP's in the low teens without glaucoma medications. 2 valve housings had to be removed, 2 patients required additional medication and 2 had further procedures Conclusions: So far these methods have not caused any endophthalmitis. In the majority of the patients the intraocular pressure is presently well regulated without medication

Keywords: aqueous • clinical (human) or epidemiologic studies: risk factor assessment • clinical (human) or epidemiologic studies: systems/equipment/techniques 
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