Pathophysiology of Molteno Implants

  • D. S. Minckler
  • A. Shammas
  • M. Wilcox
  • T. E. Ogden
Conference paper

Abstract

The Molteno implant has been increasingly utilized during the last several years as a means of controlling intraocular pressure (IOP) in complicated glaucomas [1]. We have studied the pathophysiology of this device utilizing laser-induced secondary glaucoma in the monkey eye as an experimental model [2]. This report summarizes our experimental animal and human pathologic studies of this device.

Keywords

Filtration Fibril Epinephrine Glaucoma Fluorescein 

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References

  1. 1.
    Minckler DS, Heuer DK, Hasty B, Baerveldt G, Cutting RC, Barlow WE (1988) Clinical experience with the single-plate molteno implant in complicated glaucomas. Ophthalmol 95: 1181–1188Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Minckler DS, Shammas M, Wilcox A, Ogden TE (1982) Experimental studies of aqueous filtration using the molteno implant. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc Vol LXXXV, 368–392Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Gaasterland D, Kupfer C (1974) Experimental glaucoma in the rhesus monkey. Invest Ophthalmol 13:455–457PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Minckler
    • 1
  • A. Shammas
    • 1
  • M. Wilcox
    • 1
  • T. E. Ogden
    • 1
  1. 1.Los AngelesUSA

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