Less invasive mini shunt helps to standardize filtration surgery

Boyle, Erin L.
June 2010
Ocular Surgery News;6/25/2010, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p25
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the Ex-PRESS mini glaucoma shunt. The device is a good augmentation to trabulectomy due to its being non-invasive and guarded filtration procedure which is easily recreated. It talks about the implications of the shunt use including the non-prevention of the occurrence of hypotony, its viability as an alternative for filtration, and the avoidance of incisions, thereby decreasing the risk of a prolapse. The cost of the procedure and use on cases of phakic eyes and disrupted posterior capsules are discussed.


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