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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Journal of AAPOS Volume 14, Issue 4, August 2010, Pages 361-363. The published version is available at DOI: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2010.06.004. Copyright © Elsevier Inc.


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.

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