Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 115--116

Fibrin sealant-assisted revision of the exposed Ahmed tube


Nikhil S Choudhari1, Aditya Neog2, Supriya Latka2, Bhaskar Srinivasan3 
1 Department of Glaucoma, Jadhavbhai Nathamal Singhvi, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu; V S T Glaucoma Centre, Dr. Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
2 Department of Glaucoma, Jadhavbhai Nathamal Singhvi, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Dr. G. Sitalakshmi Memorial Clinic for Ocular Surface Disorders, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhaskar Srinivasan
Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, 18/41, College Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
India

Tube exposure is a known complication of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implantation. Repair of the exposed tube is not easy. A 42-year-old monocular aphakic male had undergone retinal detachment repair with placement of an episcleral-encircling band followed by implantation of AGV. He presented to the clinic on routine review with exposure of the shunt tube. The complication was managed by placing scleral and conjunctival grafts over the exposed tube using a fibrin adhesive (Tisseel kit; Baxter AG, Vienna, Austria). The novel use of the fibrin sealant in the repair of AGV tube exposure was for better graft-integration.


How to cite this article:
Choudhari NS, Neog A, Latka S, Srinivasan B. Fibrin sealant-assisted revision of the exposed Ahmed tube.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2015;22:115-116


How to cite this URL:
Choudhari NS, Neog A, Latka S, Srinivasan B. Fibrin sealant-assisted revision of the exposed Ahmed tube. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 May 23 ];22:115-116
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