BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-225181
  • Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions

Traumatic corneal perforation with exteriorisation of Ahmed glaucoma valve tube

  1. Rohan Bir Singh1,2
  1. 1 Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2 Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Parul Ichhpujani, parul77{at} and Dr Rohan Bir Singh, dr.rohandhaliwal{at}
  • Accepted 18 May 2018
  • Published 11 June 2018


We report a rare case of traumatic corneal perforation with Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) tube. A 5-year-old female child, diagnosed with refractory glaucoma, had undergone AGV implantation, presented with the posterior migration of AGV tube after trauma to the eye. The detailed ocular history, ophthalmic findings, clinical course and surgical management are discussed.


  • Contributors SK and PI diagnosed the case and actively managed it. PI also authored and edited the manuscript. ST and RBS obtained the images and coauthored the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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