Eyewatch adjustable drainage device in vitrectomized eyes with refractory glaucoma

Alfonso Savastano, Gloria Gambini, Matteo Mario Carla', Tomaso Caporossi, Federico Giannuzzi, Clara Rizzo, Raphael Killian, Stanislao Rizzo

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Abstract

Background: To describe the efficacy and safety of the adjustable system eyeWatch in vitrectomized glacomatous eyes. Methods: Prospective, non-comparative, small case series of 2 patients who underwent glaucoma drainage device implant with the eyeWatch system. Intraocular pressure, number of medications and early and late complications were evaluated. Results: None of the operated eyes developed early or late complications. After 1 week post operatively, the IOP raised at 28 mmHg in the first eye and 25 mmHg in the second one. The eyeWatch Pen was used to open and set the device into position 3 (that means implant half opened) After waiting for 30 min, IOP was 15 mmHg and 11 mmHg, respectively. Thirty days after surgery we set the EyeWatch into position 0 (that means implant full opened) even though the IOP was under control. A new IOP measurement was done and we registered that IOP was 14 mmHg and 10 mmHg respectively, and it remained stable after six months of follow up. Conclusion: In conclusion, in our case series the use of eyeWatch adjustable system allows a safe and gradual regulation of the flow during post-operative management also in vitrectomized eyes. Considering the percentage of hypotony related complications in vitrectomized eyes this system is an effective and safe technique to handle glaucoma in post vitreoretinal surgery eyes.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)11206721231188153-11206721231188158
Numero di pagine7
RivistaEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2023

Keywords

  • BGIrveldt
  • Glaucoma
  • drainage device
  • eyeWatch
  • glaucoma surgery
  • long tube

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