To describe a novel technique for tissue dissection during Baerveldt tube surgery.
We present a technique for posterior dissection of conjunctiva and Tenon tissue for the placement of a glaucoma drainage device. Hyaluronidase is used in the early stages of surgery in order to minimize tissue trauma and facilitate easy dissection even through existing adhesions and conjunctival scarring.
The technique facilitates convenient dissection through tissues. We did not experience any intraoperative or postoperative complications.
The described technique has substantial advantages for Baerveldt tube surgery, specifically in cases of previous ocular surgery and subsequent conjunctival scarring. It is safe and easy to perform, and should be considered in cases of glaucoma drainage device implantation surgeries.
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Article Type: SURGICAL TECHNIQUE
Article Subject: Glaucoma
AuthorsAlon Zahavi, John R. Grigg
- • Accepted on 30/09/2017
- • Available online on 16/10/2017
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- Zahavi, Alon [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, 2, 3, 4, * Corresponding Author (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Grigg, John R. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, 3
Discipline of Ophthalmology, Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales - Australia
Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv - Israel
Glaucoma Unit, Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales - Australia
Department of Ophthalmology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petach Tikva - Israel