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Glaukos® trabecular stent used to treat steroid-induced glaucoma

Glaukos® trabecular stent used to treat steroid-induced glaucoma

Eur J Ophthalmol 2012; 22(4): 670 - 673

Article Type: CASE REPORT

DOI:10.5301/ejo.5000073

Authors

Laura Morales-Fernandez, Jose M. Martinez-De-La-Casa, Julian Garcia-Feijoo, David Diaz Valle, Pedro Arriola-Villalobos, Julian Garcia-Sanchez

Abstract

Purpose. This case report illustrates the efficacy of the Glaukos trabecular bypass (Glaukos i-stent, Glaukos Corporation, Laguna Hills, California, USA) used for intraocular pressure (IOP) control in a patient with glaucoma induced by the steroid treatment of post–laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) bilateral anterior uveitis. Methods. A 35-year-old woman who had undergone LASIK 5 months previously presented with blurred vision in both eyes. Examination revealed bilateral anterior uveitis and diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) requiring steroid treatment. In response to treatment, inflammation improved but the patient had increased IOP that was difficult to control. The course of pressure elevation was more aggressive in the left eye despite the gradual discontinuation of steroids. We therefore decided to place 2 trabecular i-stents in the left eye. Results. This solution achieved good pressure control with no associated complications after 1 year follow-up. Conclusions. This trabecular bypass seems a safe and effective therapeutic option for IOP control when there is a poor response to conventional treatment in this type of secondary glaucoma.

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Authors

  • Morales-Fernandez, Laura [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Instituto de Investigaciones Oftalmologicas Ramon Castroviejo, Universidad Complutense, Madrid - Spain
  • Martinez-De-La-Casa, Jose M. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Instituto de Investigaciones Oftalmologicas Ramon Castroviejo, Universidad Complutense, Madrid - Spain
  • Garcia-Feijoo, Julian [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Instituto de Investigaciones Oftalmologicas Ramon Castroviejo, Universidad Complutense, Madrid - Spain
  • Diaz Valle, David [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Instituto de Investigaciones Oftalmologicas Ramon Castroviejo, Universidad Complutense, Madrid - Spain
  • Arriola-Villalobos, Pedro [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Instituto de Investigaciones Oftalmologicas Ramon Castroviejo, Universidad Complutense, Madrid - Spain
  • Garcia-Sanchez, Julian [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Instituto de Investigaciones Oftalmologicas Ramon Castroviejo, Universidad Complutense, Madrid - Spain

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