Proptosis masquerading as buphthalmos following glaucoma drainage device surgery in a child with congenital glaucoma

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Glaucoma drainage devices are commonly used in the surgical treatment of children with glaucoma. We report a case of unusually large reservoir formation causing proptosis, exposure keratopathy, and motility deficits. This case highlights the importance of B-scan and axial length measurements in differentiating proptosis from buphthalmos in children with glaucoma. Reducing the reservoir improved the proptosis and resolved the motility and exposure issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of AAPOS
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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