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    Glaucoma drainage devices: Location, location, location

    Proper tube placement can reduce major complications


    Shunts remain an excellent option

    Despite the complications, Dr. Fechter thinks that tube shunts remain an excellent option for patients with moderate to severe glaucoma.

    “We want our patients with glaucoma drainage devices to have comfortable eyes, with good vision and low IOP. With some technique modifications, we can reduce the risk of tube exposure, tube occlusion and corneal decompensation. As glaucoma surgeons, we constantly strive to improve our surgical techniques to provide our patients with the most effective, efficient and safest surgery,” he concluded.



    Herbert P. Fechter III, MD

    E: [email protected]

    Dr. Fechter has no financial interest in any aspect of this report.

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