The search for more effective and safer glaucoma treatment continues today. Despite substantial improvements in surgery and medical therapy for glaucoma over the last 15 years, ophthalmologists are still faced with limitations. Recent studies emphasize that adherence to medical therapy continues to be a significant obstacle in stabilizing chronic disease states. This module reviews the latest attempts to improve the safety and effectiveness of filtration surgery, as well as newer techniques that attempt to lower pressure effectively while avoiding filtration blebs and their associated complications.
Upon completion of this Focal Points module, you should be able to:
- Identify updated modifications in standard filtration surgery.
- Describe how such modifications improve the efficacy, safety and tolerability of filtration surgery.
- Identify emerging glaucoma surgical procedures.
- Discuss the pros and cons of these procedures and the possible fit of these procedures in the glaucoma treatment armamentarium.
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