Some examples of conditions that might favor other glaucoma surgical options than Glaucoma Drainage Devices treatment
Examples of conditions that favor the use of Glaucoma Drainage Devices over other glaucoma surgical options.
Many of the risks of glaucoma drainage devices are shared with trabeculectomy. Some, however, are unique to these implants. Following is a list of the more worrisome or more common risks.
The Tube Versus Trabeculectomy Study compared the Baerveldt® shunt to trabeculectomy. How do we know that other “tubes” work as well as the Baerveldt®? Could some of the other glaucoma drainage devices work even better?