Glaucoma Surgery with the Ex-Press Glaucoma Shunt

  • Lindsay A. McGrath
  • Graham A. LeeEmail author
  • Ivan Goldberg


Commercially available for over a decade, the Ex-Press miniature glaucoma shunt has been implanted in more than 75,000 eyes. This biocompatible device shunts aqueous from the anterior chamber to an intrascleral plane and then into a filtration bleb similar fashion to that of a trabeculectomy, but without the need for sclerectomy or iridectomy. This theoretically simplifies glaucoma filtration surgery and possibly offers a more consistent drainage operation for the general ophthalmologist. We review the surgical implantation of an Ex-Press device and summarize the clinical outcomes, complications, and potential limitations of this novel device.


Anterior Chamber Glaucoma Surgery Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Glaucoma Medication Neovascular Glaucoma 
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Supplementary material

Video 18.1

In this 2-min video, Dr. Ike Ahmed demonstrates the insertion of the Ex-Press shunt (MPG 247224 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lindsay A. McGrath
    • 1
  • Graham A. Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ivan Goldberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyCity Eye Center, University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologySydney Eye HospitalSydneyAustralia

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