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REVIEW ARTICLE

The Results of the Use of Ahmed Valve in Refractory Glaucoma Surgery

Mukharram Mukhtaramovich Bikbov, Ilnur Ildarovich Khusnitdinov

Keywords : Ahmed glaucoma valve, Antimetabolites, Anti-VEGF drugs, Postoperative complications, Refractory glaucoma

Citation Information : Bikbov MM, Khusnitdinov II. The Results of the Use of Ahmed Valve in Refractory Glaucoma Surgery. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2015; 9 (3):86-91.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10008-1191

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The treatment of refractory glaucoma (RG) is challenging. The commonly adopted strategy in RG treatment is a glaucoma drainage device (GDD) implantation, which despite its radical nature may not always provide the desired intraocular pressure (IOP) levels for a long term. This review is based on the scientific literature on Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implantation for refractory glaucoma. The technique of AGV implantation is described and data for both the types, FP7 and FP8 performance are presented. The outcome with adjunct antimetabolite and anti-VEGF drugs are also highlighted. An insight is given about experimental and histological examinations of the filtering bleb encapsulation. The article also describes various complications and measures to prevent them.


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