Trabeculectomy is no longer the king. In the Fall of 2015, a German patient advocacy group recognized Canaloplasty as the new “Gold Standard” in the surgical treatment of glaucoma.
Canaloplasty Is as Effective as Trabeculectomy When Combined with Cataract Surgery. Unlike with trabeculectomy, cataract surgery enhances the IOP lowering effect of canaloplasty.
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.
Non-Valved Glaucoma Drainage Devices such as Molteno and Baerveldt and Valved Glaucoma Drainage Devices such as Krupin and Ahmed