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A tube shunt flush becomes necessary when the tube becomes blocked with cell debris and cannot drain properly. This most often leads to high eye pressure, and visual field loss if left untreated.Flushing the tube shunt involves inserting a cannula (a tiny tube) into the tube shunt, and injecting it with balanced salt solution. The force of the balanced salt solution clears the blockage from the tube shunt and allows the intraocular fluid to flow and drain properly from the eye.

 

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Dear Patient,
As a valued patient of the office of William E. Sponsel M.D., we appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you about how we are addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are closely monitoring events in our local community and continuously updating our policies and protocols as a result of new information.

Our highest priority is to keep all of our patients and staff as safe as possible. At the recommendation of CDC, we will be screening patients prior to allowing them to enter the facilities. If you have been exposed to anybody that has tested positive for COVID-19, or experiencing fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms please call to re-schedule your appointment.

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We will take your temperature upon entering, if you have a fever, cough, or experiencing any flu-like symptoms the urgency of your appointment will be reassessed by Dr. Sponsel to determine whether or not you will be seen at that time or re-scheduled. Please look for upcoming information regarding COVID-19, as the situation is changing daily.

If you have any questions or concerns about your appointment, please call our office at (210)223-9292, or after hours answering service at (757)-278-1657.
Thank you for your continued trust and loyalty as we work together to fight this virus.

Sincerely,
Dr. Sponsel M.D. and staff.

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