Economic Considerations of Glaucoma Drainage Devices

  • Maneesh Singh
  • Arijit Mitra


Cost considerations are a major concern when it comes to medical management of glaucoma in the developing world.The poor availability of anti-glaucoma medications , lack of health insurance and extremely poor adherence to therapy complicate things further.It is due to these reasons that surgical management is considered as an extremely important and effective treatment modality.However there is lack of published data comparing the cost effectiveness or cost utility of medical , laser and surgical management of glaucoma.Furthermore there are very few articles discussing the economic considerations of trabeculectomy or glaucoma drainage devices.This section tries to look into the economic considerations of glaucoma drainage devices and highlights certain important issues related to it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maneesh Singh
    • 1
  • Arijit Mitra
    • 2
  1. 1.Glaucoma and Cataract ServicesB.B. Eye FoundationKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Glaucoma and Cataract ServicesDisha Eye Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.KolkataIndia

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