Corneal Patch Graft More Likely to Erode Than Scleral Graft

Source: Medscape

Monday, March 06, 2017 | Glaucoma , Medical Studies

In patients who have undergone implantation of a glaucoma drainage device, corneal patch grafts are much more likely to erode than scleral patch grafts, leading to more frequent revision for the prevention of infectious complications, according to a new study. “We found the risk of graft erosion to be approximately fourfold higher in eyes with a corneal graft,” said Azra Idrizovic, DO, from the Glaucoma Center of Texas in Dallas.

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