Gold shunt shines in study of patients with POAG

Rajecki, Ron
September 2008
Ophthalmology Times;9/1/2008, Vol. 33 Issue 17, p58
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The article discusses the development of gold shunt that is designed to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP). IOP can be reduced by establishing flow through the device from the anterior chamber to the suprachoroidal space with no filtering bleb is created. The shunt meauseres 5.21 mm long, 2.4 mm wide at the head end, and 3.2 mm wide at the tail end. Dr. Gabriel Simon of the Instituto Oftalmologia in Spain and colleagues implanted the gold shunt in 82 eyes at centers in Spain and Israel.


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