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J Glaucoma. 2016 Aug;25(8):e734-7. doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000000450.

Long-term Follow-up of a Case of Gold Shunt Surgery for Refractory Silicone Oil-induced Glaucoma.

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*Keenan Research Centre at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital †Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences ‡Glaucoma Unit, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report the first case of gold shunt surgery for treatment of silicone oil-induced refractory glaucoma in a tertiary care academic center, with 5-year follow-up.

DESIGN:

The study design is a case report.

PARTICIPANTS:

The participant was a patient who underwent gold shunt surgery.

METHODS:

Institutional Research Ethics Board approval for the study was obtained. A diabetic patient was referred for refractory glaucoma with a history of proliferative diabetic retinal detachment, and surgery with silicone oil. She was uncontrolled on maximal medical therapy and following informed consent, gold shunt surgery was performed. Ocular outcomes and number of medications were reviewed over a 5-year period.

RESULTS:

Following uncomplicated surgery, intraocular pressure was reduced from 41 to 14 mm Hg, and the number of medications was reduced from 4 to 1. Glaucomatous optic neuropathy remained stable.

CONCLUSIONS:

Gold shunt surgery in this challenging case of silicone oil refractory glaucoma provided long-term intraocular pressure control and reduced need for medication over a 5-year period.

PMID:
27253968
PMCID:
PMC4972476
DOI:
10.1097/IJG.0000000000000450
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