Preparing the Patient for the Glaucoma Drainage Device Surgery

  • Parul Ichhpujani


Medical and/or laser treatment are the first line of treatment for most glaucoma patients. However, if the target intraocular pressure (IOP) is not attained on maximally tolerable medical therapy and glaucomatous damage is still progressing or is deemed likely to progress, then surgery is suggested to the patient. Usually, the surgeon and the patient are faced with a dilemma to choose between a trabeculectomy and a glaucoma drainage device.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Parul Ichhpujani
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  1. 1.Glaucoma Service, Department of OphthalmologyGovernment Medical College and HospitalChandigarhIndia

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