Laser tube ligature release following aqueous shunt implantation in young children

Paul A. Sidoti, Joseph F. Panarelli, Raquel Huruta-Dias, Juliana Jardim, Jonathan Leon-Rosen, Richard B. Rosen

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The implantation of non-valved aqueous shunting devices in children is often complicated by intraocular pressure elevation in the early postoperative period, during which time the tube is closed with a temporary suture ligature to avoid hypotony. Release of a polyglactin suture ligature using conventional laser lysis is not possible in young children in the clinic setting. The authors describe a minimally invasive technique using a portable green diode (532-nm) laser delivered through a standard endoprobe and a Hoskins laser suture lysis lens to disrupt a polyglactin suture ligature following pars plana aqueous shunt implantation in a young child.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-169
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


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