Patch graft materials for glaucoma tube implants

John T. Lind, Thomas S. Shute, Arsham Sheybani

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Abstract

Purpose of review Patch graft materials serve multiple purposes in glaucoma surgery. There are several choices of patch graft materials from which the surgeon can choose. Therefore, knowledge as to the choices and the potential risks and benefits of patch graft materials is imperative for the glaucoma surgeon. Recent findings Recent studies evaluate both patch graft materials and techniques. This evaluation is timely as facility reimbursement changes may also impact utilization and technique. Summary Successful operative outcomes require profound understanding of all potential risks and benefits of patch graft materials and surgical techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-198
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Ophthalmology
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

Keywords

  • patch graft
  • tube erosion

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