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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 1 ( January-April, 2016 ) > List of Articles


Endophthalmitis associated with Glaucoma Shunt Intraluminal Stent Exposure

Hye Jin Kwon, Nathan M Kerr, Jonathan B Ruddle, Ghee Soon Ang

Keywords : Case study, Endophthalmitis, Glaucoma shunt, Intraluminal stent

Citation Information : Kwon HJ, Kerr NM, Ruddle JB, Ang GS. Endophthalmitis associated with Glaucoma Shunt Intraluminal Stent Exposure. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2016; 10 (1):36-37.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10008-1199

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Endophthalmitis post glaucoma drainage implant (GDI) surgery is rare, often associated with tube or plate exposure. We report a case of endophthalmitis following glaucoma shunt intraluminal stent exposure in a patient who underwent Baerveldt glaucoma implant surgery. Endophthalmitis following manipulation of intraluminal stents is a rare complication of GDIs but potentially vision threatening condition that needs to be carefully screened for and treated immediately.

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