Soonchunhyang Med Sci.  2011 Dec;17(2):147-150.

Preserved Fascia Lata Transplantation for Implant Plate Exposure after Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Implant Surgery: One Case

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sjha@schmc.ac.kr

Abstract

We report one case of implant plate exposure after Ahmed valve implantation, treated with preserved fascia lata transplantation. Exposure of implant occurred in 47-year-old patient with Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation. She was treated with preserved fascia lata graft and amniotic membrane transplantation. No recurrent implant plate exposure has been found since then. Intraocular pressure has been maintained well for 3 months of follow-up. In cases of implant plate exposure, additional preserved fascia lata graft and amniotic membrane transplantation can improve surgical success.

Keyword

Ahmed glaucoma valve; Amniotic membrane transplantation; Implant plate exposure; Preserved fascia lata graft
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