Journal article

Glaucoma Drainage Device Technique in a Cohort of Experienced Glaucoma Surgeons in Australia and New Zealand

Graham A Lee, Jamie E Craig, Lance Liu, Helen V Danesh-Meyer

Journal of Glaucoma | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

PRéCIS:: Glaucoma drainage devices (GDD) by Australian and New Zealand glaucomatologists are implanted superotemporally under a peribulbar anesthesia without the use of mitomycin C. Intraluminal stents and tube fenestration are utilized and covered with a scleral graft. PURPOSE: To evaluate current practice patterns of surgical techniques for GDD among Australia and New Zealand Glaucoma Society members routinely performing GDD surgery. METHODS: Survey of surgeons who performed more than 20 GDD in past 5 years. RESULTS: Surgeon participation rate was 31/32 (96.8%). The most common surgical techniques were Baerveldt GDD (24/32, 77.4%), superotemporal placement (31/31, 100%), and peribulbar ane..

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