The Molteno seton implant has recently been used in pediatric patients with advanced childhood glaucoma, who would otherwise have been treated with cyclodestructive surgery. We report a case of Molteno implant (first stage) associated with orbital cellulitis in a 1-year-old child. The presence of the implant was initially unrecognized until, in the course of evaluation for orbital cellulitis, computerized tomography of the orbit suggested a foreign body. We believe this is the first report of a complication associated with the first stage of this procedure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus|
|State||Published - 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health