Treatment of distal occlusion of Krupin eye valve with disk using cannular flush

Ophthalmic Surg. 1994 Feb;25(2):102-4.


A 64-year-old man with neovascular glaucoma underwent implantation of a Krupin valve with disk. On the fifth postoperative day, the patient reported pain in the operative eye; examination revealed a hyphema, an intraocular pressure (IOP) of 52 mm Hg, and no visible bleb. A bleb was reestablished and the IOP markedly decreased following irrigation of the shunt using a 30-gauge cannula through a paracentesis site.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aqueous Humor / metabolism
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications
  • Glaucoma, Neovascular / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Hyphema / etiology
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ocular Hypertension / etiology
  • Pain / etiology
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
  • Prostheses and Implants / adverse effects*
  • Therapeutic Irrigation*