Glaucoma drainage implants (GDIs) with insertion of the device into the pars plana can be considered at the time of vitrectomy in select clinical scenarios. For instance, when a vitrectomy is planned for a patient with a history of glaucoma, one should consider if concurrent glaucoma surgery would be of benefit. Also, when a tube is contributing to corneal decompensation, repositioning of the tube to the pars plana with pars plana vitrectomy may be an option.
Pars plana tube placement can be considered at the time of vitrectomy in patients with:
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