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INVITED EDITORIAL

Relationship between Glaucoma Drainage Device Size and Intraocular Pressure Control: Does Size Matter?

Cooper D Rodgers, Alissa M Meyer, Mark B Sherwood

Keywords : Baerveldt, Glaucoma, Glaucoma drainage device, Intraocular pressure, Molteno, Retrospective study, Visual acuity

Citation Information : Rodgers CD, Meyer AM, Sherwood MB. Relationship between Glaucoma Drainage Device Size and Intraocular Pressure Control: Does Size Matter?. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2017; 11 (1):1-2.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10008-1212

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

There is ambiguity in the literature regarding whether a larger glaucoma drainage device (GDD) achieves a lower long-term intraocular pressure (IOP). There is some evidence on both sides, but overall there seems to be an optimal surface area of approximately 200—250 mm2 beyond which there may be little advantage to increasing the plate size for most patients. How to cite this article: Rodgers CD, Meyer AM, Sherwood MB. Relationship between Glaucoma Drainage Device Size and Intraocular Pressure Control: Does Size Matter? J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2017;11(1):1-2.


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