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Traumatic corneal perforation with exteriorisation of Ahmed glaucoma valve tube
  1. Suresh Kumar1,
  2. Parul Ichhpujani1,
  3. Sahil Thakur1,
  4. 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}


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.

  • ophthalmology
  • glaucoma
  • anterior chamber
  • iris
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  • 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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