Aqueous Shunts: Molteno versus Schocket

Richard P. Wilson, Louis Cantor, L. Jay Katz, Courtland M. Schmidt, William C. Steinmann, Steven Allee

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The authors conducted a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial to test whether the Schocket shunt with a larger shunt reservoir surface area would provide a lower final intraocular pressure than the double-plate Molteno implant. However, the Molteno implant produced a statistically lower intraocular pressure at 6 months compared with the Schocket shunt. Postoperative visual acuity, glaucoma medications, and complications were not statistically different.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-678
Number of pages7
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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  • Ophthalmology

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    Wilson, R. P., Cantor, L., Katz, L. J., Schmidt, C. M., Steinmann, W. C., & Allee, S. (1992). Aqueous Shunts: Molteno versus Schocket. Ophthalmology, 99(5), 672-678.