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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2016 ) > List of Articles


Blebs, Barriers, and Bagpipes: Why is It so Hard?

Michael Coote

Keywords : Capsule, Glaucoma, Glaucoma device, Outflow, Porosity, Surgery

Citation Information : Coote M. Blebs, Barriers, and Bagpipes: Why is It so Hard?. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2016; 10 (3):79-84.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10008-1206

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Doug Johnson was a clinician-scientist who made great contributions to the understanding of outflow from the eye. This lecture is in honour of Doug and explores the author's understanding of outflow in the surgical context.

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