Ex-PRESS glaucoma shunt dislocation into the anterior chamber

Christopher C. Teng, Nathan Radcliffe, Jennifer E. Huang, Edmund Farris

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Abstract

We report a case of an 84-year-old man who had an Ex-PRESS R-50 glaucoma shunt placed under a scleral flap in his right eye for primary open angle glaucoma and uncontrolled intraocular pressure. Twenty-one days after placing the implant, the patient returned with a dislocated shunt resting in the inferior angle of the anterior chamber. Corrected vision was 20/30 with an intraocular pressure of 13mm Hg. There was no anterior chamber inflammation and no evidence of corneal decompensation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an Ex-PRESS shunt dislocation into the anterior chamber. Ophthalmologists implanting this device should be aware of this possible complication of Ex-PRESS shunt insertion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-689
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dislocation
  • Ex-PRESS
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma shunt

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