Indications of Glaucoma Drainage Implant
Tube implants have been in vogue for over three decades. Its inception has brought a paradigm shift in the management of secondary glaucomas, where the only option earlier was cyclodestructive procedure. From the time of its innovation, however, it was restricted primarily to patients who were at a high risk of failure from conventional glaucoma filtration surgery. But the indications at present encompass a wide variety of secondary and primary glaucomas. Glaucoma drainage implants (GDIs), both valved and non-valved, are available. This chapter focuses on the possible indications of GDIs in the current glaucoma management.
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