Glaucoma Drainage DevicesGlaucoma Drainage Devices. Part 4 of 12 of “What’s New In Glaucoma Surgery” Presentation, a continuing education course for Optometrists presented by Patient-Focused Ophthalmologist, Dr. David Richardson on May 20, 2015. Glaucoma Drainage Devices So,...
When Should Surgical Treatments Other Than Glaucoma Drainage Devices Be Considered?
Some examples of conditions that might favor other glaucoma surgical options than Glaucoma Drainage Devices treatment
When Should Glaucoma Drainage Devices Be Considered?
Examples of conditions that favor the use of Glaucoma Drainage Devices over other glaucoma surgical options.
Risks Of Glaucoma Drainage Devices
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.
Does It Matter Which Glaucoma Drainage Device Is Implanted?
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?
How Well Do Glaucoma Drainage Devices Work?
Evidence suggests that glaucoma drainage devices fail at a rate of approximately 10% per year. This is similar to the rate of failure for trabeculectomy. By five years after surgery…
Types of Glaucoma Drainage Devices
Non-Valved Glaucoma Drainage Devices such as Molteno and Baerveldt and Valved Glaucoma Drainage Devices such as Krupin and Ahmed
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.