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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6923208, 5 pages
Clinical Study

Deep Sclerectomy with Nonabsorbable Implant (T-Flux) in Patients with Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma

1Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2Department of Medical Biophysics and Informatics, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Correspondence should be addressed to Alina-Dana Baxant

Received 23 October 2016; Accepted 26 December 2016; Published 15 January 2017

Academic Editor: Colin Clement

Copyright © 2017 Pavel Studeny et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. To evaluate the effectiveness of deep sclerectomy with T-flux implant (DS T-flux) in patients with pseudoexfoliation glaucoma (PExG). Methods. 20 eyes of 18 patients with medically uncontrolled PExG have undergone DS T-flux implantation. Postoperatively we evaluated the IOP values and the frequency of complications. The minimum follow-up time was 12 months (20 eyes) and the maximum 24 months (10 eyes). Results. The mean preoperative IOP was  mmHg. The IOP significantly decreased throughout all postoperative periods () and reached 1 day after surgery  mmHg; 3 months  mmHg; 12 months  mmHg; and 24 months  mmHg. Complete success rate, defined as IOP ≤ 18 mmHg without medication, was 85% (17/20 eyes) at 12 months. Qualified success rate, defined as IOP ≤ 18 mmHg with or without medication, was 100% (20/20 eyes). The most frequent postoperative complications were mild hyphaema (9 patients, 45%), choroidal detachment (3 patients, 15%), and hypotony—IOP < 5 mmHg (2 patients, 10%). Conclusions. DS with T-flux implant is a safe and effective surgical treatment method for medically uncontrolled PExG. The number of complications is low.