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.

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.

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