The future of glaucoma surgery

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Abstract

Glaucoma surgery is ripe for innovation. In the last few years, there has been a substantial increase in the number of devices approaching commercialization. While not all that is new is necessarily good, the role of these devices in changing glaucoma surgery is equally important in terms of both success and failure. Trabeculectomy, the most commonly performed incisional filtration surgery for glaucoma, is subjective by nature and certainly has risks. As devices aim to standardize glaucoma surgery, specifically subconjunctival filtration surgery, predictability and in turn safety should theoretically improve. This may allow the glaucoma surgeon to intervene earlier in the disease process, prevent more advanced vision loss and potentially decrease the burden of medications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-341
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2015

Keywords

  • Device Approval
  • Glaucoma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

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