Korean J Ophthalmol > Volume 2(1); 1988 > Article
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 1988;2(1):22-26.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/kjo.1988.2.1.22    Published online June 30, 1988.
Anterior chamber tube shunt to an encircling band in the treatment of glaucoma.
Dong Myung Kim, Jeong Min Hwang
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
We performed a new technique described by Schocket et al. in 6 cases of advanred, uncontrolled glaucoma and 2 cases of neovascular glaucoma. A silicone tube was inserted into the anterior chamber and aqueous was shunted through the tube to a reservoir around the encircling band. After a mean follow up of 103 days, 8 eyes (100 %) had a sucoessful outcome with the intraocular pressure below 20 mm Hg. Thus we recommend this procedure rather than destructive surgery in the treatment of advanced, uncontrolled glaucoma and neovascular glaucoma.
Key Words: anterior chamber;silicone tube;encircling band;glaucoma

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