Second glaucoma drainage device offers moderate long-term success for pediatric glaucoma

Implantation of a second glaucoma drainage device for the treatment of refractory pediatric glaucoma was shown to have moderate success over time, according to study results. Researchers retrospectively reviewed Duke University’s surgical records from 1997 to 2012 and identified 43 eyes of 37 patients with two or more drainage devices, refractory pediatric glaucoma and a minimum of 6 months of postoperative follow-up data.

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