Corneal Patch Grafts Thin After Aqueous Drainage Device Placement

Source: Medscape

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

Gradual thinning of gamma-irradiated sterile cornea (GISC) patch grafts covering glaucoma-treating aqueous drainage devices (ADDs) suggests ensuing tube exposure, according to researchers in the United States and Ireland, according to a Medscape report.

Dr. Henry D. Jampel told Reuters Health by email, "Our results, demonstrating thinning of corneal patch grafts after ADD surgery, raise the possibility that these grafts may not represent a definitive solution to the vexing problem of tube exposure.”

In an August 1 online article in JAMA Ophthalmology, Dr. Jampel of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and colleagues note that such exposure through the conjunctiva is a serious complication of ADD surgery.

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