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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 377-378

Transcorneal tube erosion of an Ahmed valve implant in an adult


Glaucoma Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, P.O. Box 7191, Riyadh 11462, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Sami Al-Shahwan
Glaucoma Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, P.O. Box 7191, Riyadh 11462
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.71593

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Ahmed valve implants are currently used to manage high-risk complicated adults and pediatric glaucoma when standard filtration surgery is unsuccessful. Despite its success, the Ahmed valve shunt has significant complications particularly in the anterior segment. We report an unusual case of transcorneal tube erosion of an Ahmed valve implant in an adult that resulted from long-standing tube-corneal touch. Periodic observation of tube position is recommended.


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