FEB 16, 2022
Glaucoma, Surgical Management
Dr. Ronald Fellman discusses complications of tubes and tube erosions, which can lead to endophthalmitis. He outlines treatment plans and patients most at risk for glaucoma drainage implant issues, including African Americans and those with diabetes or a history of prior ocular surgery. The re-erosion rate for tubes is 30% to 40%. To prevent infections, erosions must be treated immediately, starting with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.