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AADI Technique

  • Suresh Kumar
  • Sahil Thakur
Chapter

Abstract

Aurolab aqueous drainage implant (AADI) has been marketed in India by Aurolab, Madurai, India, since June 2013. AADI is a non-valved device that is useful in refractory glaucomas when other methods to control the intraocular pressure have failed. It is made of permanent implantable grade silicone, a proven material for patient safety [1]. The implant plate surface area is 350 mm2, and it has lateral wings that are designed to be placed under the rectus muscle. It is a 35 mm silicon tube attached to a 13 mm convex radius plate which conforms to the curvature of the globe. It has additional holes to facilitate anchoring of the end plate to the sclera so as to minimise device movement. There are various surgical methods of implanting a glaucoma drainage device which have been elucidated in this chapter.

Supplementary material

Video 10.1

Video demonstrating AADI implantation

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suresh Kumar
    • 1
  • Sahil Thakur
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyGMCHChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of Ocular EpidemiologySingapore Eye Research InstituteSingaporeSingapore

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