How Well Do Glaucoma Drainage Devices Work?

Evidence suggests that glaucoma drainage devices fail at a rate of approximately 10% per year.[3] This is similar to the rate of failure for trabeculectomy. By five years after surgery…

Glaucoma Drainage Devices

For over a century it has been known that fluid build-up in the eye can result in loss of vision. It should come as no surprise, then, that the idea of shunting aqueous fluid from the anterior chamber into the space between the sclera and conjunctiva (subconjunctival space) has been around almost that long.

Does Everyone With Glaucoma Go Blind?

Earlier detection seems to be one of the key factors in whether someone is likely to go blind from glaucoma. Simply put, a person who has already lost some vision by the time of diagnosis is more likely to go blind[4] than someone who is diagnosed with glaucoma prior to losing any vision. It’s been estimated that 50% of people with glaucoma

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