Role of glaucoma drainage device implantation in the treatment of refractory glaucoma

Authors: Zhang Ke,  Li Hong

 DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2017.04.015
Published 2017-04-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2017,35(4): 362-367.

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Refractory glaucoma is one of the main blinding diseases in ophthalmology.Glaucoma drainage device implantation has become one of the main methods of refractory glaucoma.It has been widely used in clinic because of its advantages of safety, effectiveness and less complications.After a large number of clinical applications and innovative development of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, glaucoma drainage device implantation shows its good treatment prospects.In this paper, the structural features of glaucoma external drainage device (Molteno, Schocket, Baerveldt, Human aqueous drainage, Krupin, Ahmed, Joseph, Whites, Optimed drainage device) and micro-in vasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) (Ex-PRESS drainage device, Xen Gel Stent, CyPass Micro-Stent, Ab interno trabeculectomy trabectome, Hydrus Schlemm canal scaffold, iStent trabecular micro-bypass stent, SOLX Gold Shunt) were summarized.The drainage device implantations for glaucoma in the role of the refractory glaucoma were reviewed.

Key words:

Glaucoma drainage device; Refractory glaucoma; Ex-PRESS glaucoma drainage device; Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery

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Zhang Ke
Chongqing Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Chongqing Eye Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, China
Li Hong
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