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Bilateral Glaucoma Drainage Device (GDD) Implantation in Steroid Induced Glaucoma


Objective: This study aims to report a case of Bilateral Glaucoma Drainage Device (GDD) implantation surgery in a patient with Steroid Induced Glaucoma.

Case Presentation: A 18-year-old male patient with steroid-induced glaucoma and allergic conjunctivitis. The patient also complained about red eyes and itchy in both eyes and had been using steroid eye drops for 5 years. The patient also complained about headaches and blurry vision. The patient had undergone trabeculectomy surgery 5 months ago on the left eye. The visual acuity was 6/6 on the right eye and 6/7.5 on the left eye. His intraocular pressure (IOP) on the right eye was 24 mmHg, and his left eye was 23 mmHg with conjunctival left eye bleb, flat, and fibrosis. The patient then underwent a non-valve Virna’s GDD implant surgery on the right eye. On day two post-GDD, the IOP was 4 mmHg, and the COA was shallow, so reform the COA.  At the first month follow-up, the patient's right eye pressure was still in normal condition with no complications, and then the plan was for left eye Virna’s GDD implantation surgery. At the first month follow-up after left eye GDD implantation, the visual acuity was 6/9 on the right eye and 6/24 on the left eye, with IOP RE 11mmHg and LE 16mmHg, from anterior segment deep anterior chamber, no plate exposed, no leakage, and tube not attached to the corneal endothelium. The patient's intraocular pressure was still in normal condition in both eyes, and no complications was found, although the patient was still using low-dose topical steroid eye drops.

Conclusion: In steroid-induced glaucoma, after trabeculectomy failure, the implantation of GDD is the most effective option in controlling high IOP and slowing down glaucoma progressivity.


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How to Cite

Suparta, P. G. Y. D. W., I Gusti Ayu Ratna Suryaningrum, & I Made Agus Kusumadjaja. (2023). Bilateral Glaucoma Drainage Device (GDD) Implantation in Steroid Induced Glaucoma. Intisari Sains Medis, 14(3), 1053–1058.




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