Tube shunts in children translate to lessons learned for adults

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Tube shunts may move and run the risk of causing infection, but overall, the devices are fairly safe, according to a speaker here, who shared her experience with tube shunts placed in pediatric patients with glaucoma.“Some series report up to 35% tube-cornea contact after the initial well-positioned placement of the tube,” Lauren S. Blieden, MD, said at the World Glaucoma Congress.

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