Glaucoma express shunt

Some news on the glaucoma front. As you may be aware glaucoma is the term given to high intraocular pres damaging the optic nerve and affecting the visual field. MIGS or micro incision glaucoma surgery is the 21st century answer to increased pressure in the eye.

Before the advent of this express micro shunt we had big shunts like molteno or ahmed shunts. They were big and cumbersome. To insert them required big eye surgery. A lot of side effects were observed.

The modern implant has fewer side effects and therefore more user friendly.

 

 

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