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Glaucoma Drainage Devices in Special Cases

  • Sirisha SenthilEmail author
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Abstract

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Treatment for glaucoma includes the use of eye drops, laser treatments and a variety of surgical procedures. The current standard as an initial surgical procedure for glaucoma is trabeculectomy. Glaucoma drainage devices are used when medical, laser and conventional filtering surgery fail. During the past few decades, GDDs have become an accepted alternative to other surgical procedures, even as a primary surgery. They are useful especially in managing complicated glaucomas for which standard glaucoma surgeries carry high risk of failure. They have been successful in controlling IOP in a variety of glaucomas [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Glaucoma ServicesLV Prasad Eye InstituteHyderabadIndia

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