Short-term outcome of Baerveldt® glaucoma implant surgery in eyes with prior vitrectomy Masahiko Ishizuka 1 , Eiki Oshida 1 , Shigeki Machida 1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital pp.605-609
Published Date 2017/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410212240
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Abstract Background: Past history of vitrectomy is known as one of the risk factors for trabeculectomy.

Purpose: To present a report on short-term outcome of Baerveldt® implant surgery in eyes with severe glaucoma and with previous history of vitrectomy.

Case and Method: This study was made on 13 eyes of 11 cases. Diabetic neovascular glaucoma was present in 12 eyes. One eye had glaucoma secondary to blunt trauma. Cases were followed up for one year or longer.

Results: Intraocular pressure(IOP)averaged 40.1±14.6 mmHg before surgery and 17.1±5.5 mmHg one year after surgery. IOP gradually decreased and stabilized along with duration after surgery. Medication score averaged 4.5±1.2 before surgery and 2.2±1.6 one year after surgery.

Conclusion: IOP and medication score decreased and stabilized after Baerveldt® implant surgery in eyes with severe glaucoma and wih previous history of vitrectomy.

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