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Glaucoma surgery: taking the sub-conjunctival route.

Shaarawy T - Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol (2015 Jan-Mar)

Bottom Line: We are currently in the midst of a surge in interest in glaucoma surgery.Novel pathways for reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) have been tried with various levels of success over the last few years.While the trabecular bypass and suprachoroidal approaches have captured much of the attention, filtering aqueous into the sub-conjunctival space remains the gold standard for lowering IOP.

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Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

ABSTRACT
We are currently in the midst of a surge in interest in glaucoma surgery. Novel pathways for reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) have been tried with various levels of success over the last few years. While the trabecular bypass and suprachoroidal approaches have captured much of the attention, filtering aqueous into the sub-conjunctival space remains the gold standard for lowering IOP. This review attempts to focus on current research in surgical methods to enhance filtration by potentially improving on tried and tested methods like the trabeculectomy, deep sclerectomy, and tube surgeries.

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Glaucoma surgery: taking the sub-conjunctival route.

Shaarawy T - Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol (2015 Jan-Mar)

The XEN device adjacent to an Ahmad glaucoma drainage device for size comparison
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4302477&req=5

Figure 11: The XEN device adjacent to an Ahmad glaucoma drainage device for size comparison
Bottom Line: We are currently in the midst of a surge in interest in glaucoma surgery.Novel pathways for reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) have been tried with various levels of success over the last few years.While the trabecular bypass and suprachoroidal approaches have captured much of the attention, filtering aqueous into the sub-conjunctival space remains the gold standard for lowering IOP.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

ABSTRACT
We are currently in the midst of a surge in interest in glaucoma surgery. Novel pathways for reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) have been tried with various levels of success over the last few years. While the trabecular bypass and suprachoroidal approaches have captured much of the attention, filtering aqueous into the sub-conjunctival space remains the gold standard for lowering IOP. This review attempts to focus on current research in surgical methods to enhance filtration by potentially improving on tried and tested methods like the trabeculectomy, deep sclerectomy, and tube surgeries.

Show MeSH
Related in: MedlinePlus