Glaucoma drainage devices (GDDs) are a very important and effective tool for glaucoma surgery, especially in complicated and secondary glaucoma. Complications are not uncommon and are varied in nature. The risk of many of the complications associated with the used of these devices may be minimized and most complications can be managed while maintaining good success rates. The use of GDDs for the treatment of less advanced glaucoma might change the complication profile. Postoperative complications have been shown to be a major risk factor for failure of GDD surgery. Consequently, the focus should be on avoiding complications by a careful preoperative plan, detailed surgical technique, and watchful postoperative care in order to obtain the best possible result for the eye and the patient.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Surgical Management|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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