Glaucoma pp 77-90 | Cite as

What’s New in the Surgical Management of Glaucoma

  • Alice L. Williams
  • Marlene R. Moster
Part of the Current Practices in Ophthalmology book series (CUPROP)


Although trabeculectomies and tube shunts remain the main surgical pillars of glaucoma management, the last decade has seen an unprecedented expansion in new surgical approaches for glaucoma. Several minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) are in development or have been recently introduced into practice.

This chapter not only summarizes the indications for glaucoma surgery as dictated by the mechanism of the glaucoma, its severity, and the level of IOP control but also reviews the current literature regarding the relative efficacy and safety profile of the various surgical options, as well as patient factors that need to be considered when choosing a surgical approach.


Minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries Trabecular bypass procedures Gonioscopy-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy Ab-interno canaloplasty Subconjunctival filtration procedures Supraciliary procedures 



Disclosure Statement: The authors have no relevant financial disclosures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alice L. Williams
    • 1
  • Marlene R. Moster
    • 1
  1. 1.Glaucoma Service, Ophthalmology, Wills Eye HospitalSidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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