Glaucoma drainage implants are frequently used in children with severe forms of glaucoma, and tube extenders are sometimes required to compensate for ocular growth or when the intraocular portion of the tube is thought to be too short. We report 2 cases of spontaneous disconnection of a tube extender, occurring 8 months after insertion in one case and 3 years later in the other. In both cases the tube was removed and the patient treated with endoscopic diode laser photocoagulation.
Recommended CitationDawodu, Oseluese and Levin, Alex V., "Spontaneous disconnection of glaucoma tube shunt extenders." (2010). Wills Eye Institute Papers. Paper 6.