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AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE FOR TUBE EXPOSURE FOLLOWING GLAUCOMA SURGERY
Glaucoma drainage devices have made a significant contribution to the management of glaucoma. However, it is estimated that 2–7% of patients undergoing this procedure develop melting of the overlying sclera/bovine pericardial patch with erosion of the tube through the conjunctiva. Ainsworth and co-workers describe a novel approach to this problem using amniotic membrane as a patch. Autologous serum was used to promote epithelial growth. See p 417
TISSUE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR FOR SUBRETINAL MACULAR HAEMORRHAGE
Subretinal macular haemorrhage is a common manifestation of choroidal neovascularisation secondary to age related macular degeneration. A recently developed technique, using subretinal tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) with an air-fluid exchange, has been described to manage this problem. Singh and co-workers describe …