Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

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Jan P. Ulloa-Padilla

Department of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Utah Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery, Salt Lake City, USA

  • Research   
    Comparison of Tissue Thickness over Glaucoma Drainage Device Tube with and Without Pericardium Graft
    Author(s): Sofia Ramos-Bartolomei*, Erick Rivera-Grana, Jan P. Ulloa-Padilla and Marino Blasini-Torres

    Objective: To compare tissue thickness over a Glaucoma Drainage Device (GDD) tube in patients with a pericardium graft versus scleral tunnel surgical technique. Methods: A single center, retrospective case series was performed of thirteen patients (15 eyes; two patients with bilateral procedures). Those included underwent GDD surgery between January 2014 and December 2020 and had two Anterior Segment Optical Coherent Tomography (AS-OCT) images available in their patient chart. Fourteen eyes had an Ahmed® valve placement; one had a Baerveldt® 350. AS-OCT was used to measure tissue thickness above the GDD tube. The patients were subdivided into 2 groups: Group A (scleral tunnel for tube placement) and Group B (pericardium patch above GDD tube). The tissue thickness was compared to see if there were changes from th.. View More»

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