Valve implant linked to reduced endothelial cell density in inflammatory glaucoma

Glaucoma valve implantation was associated with diminished endothelial cell density in children with uveitic glaucoma, according to a study.The cross-sectional case study included 80 eyes of 42 patients diagnosed with uveitis before the age of 16. The study group comprised 28 eyes that received an Ahmed glaucoma valve (New World Medical). A control group included 52 eyes without valve implants. Mean patient age was 16.7 years in the study group and 12.7 years in the comparator group.

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