PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to report the inadvertent insertion of a glaucoma tube into the graft-host interface in a patient with previous Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). METHODS: This is a retrospective case report. RESULTS: A 56-year-old aniridic woman with a history of multiple failed penetrating keratoplasties (PKPs) and glaucoma underwent DSAEK under failed PKP of her left eye at our institution. After undergoing a subsequent glaucoma tube placement by an outside glaucoma specialist, the tube was identified in the DSAEK-PKP interface. The tube was successfully repositioned at the time of repeat PKP with placement of a Boston type I keratoprosthesis. CONCLUSIONS: Inadvertent insertion of a glaucoma tube into the DSAEK interface may result in ocular morbidity in patients with previous DSAEK surgery.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Glaucoma|
|State||Published - Oct 2013|
- glaucoma surgery, glaucoma, corneal transplant, endothelial keratoplasty
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