Glaucoma Drainage Devices: Complications and Their Management
The management of glaucoma has undergone a paradigm shift. Glaucoma drainage devices (GDD) have become the mainstay of treatment for the management of refractory and complicated glaucomas. The GDDs are associated with a special group of complications. This could partially be attributable to the complex nature of the cases selected. It can also be dependent on the design and material inadequacies inherent in the contemporary GDDs. The role in the management of glaucoma is based on the patient and disease profile; however, before deciding the surgery, one must know the associated complications and the management of the same to make it more safe, reproducible and dependable to prevent rather than add to the burden of the disease progression.