Rapid Intraocular Tube Trimming for Glaucoma Drainage Implant Devices

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To describe a new approach for shortening silicone tubes of glaucoma drainage devices (GDDs).

Materials and Methods:

A retrospective intervention case series describing 3 patients undergoing the same treatment at a single institutional center


Three patients underwent successful ab interno trimming of GDD silicone tubes without complication


This technique allows for rapid and successful shortening of GDD tubes via an ab interno approach avoiding risks of traditional glaucoma tube trimming approaches.

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