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…

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