Rapid Intraocular Tube Trimming for Glaucoma Drainage Implant Devices

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Abstract

Purpose:

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

Results:

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

Conclusions:

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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