Comorbidities do not increase failure rates of pediatric glaucoma drainage devices

Pediatric patients with comorbidities did not experience higher rates of glaucoma drainage device implantation failure or complications, according to a speaker at the virtual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.
“Neither comorbidities nor the number of implanted tubes were significantly associated with failure or complication. Patients with comorbid conditions appear to have better outcomes than one may expect,” Charles M. Medert, MD, said.
Medert and colleagues evaluated pediatric glaucoma drainage devices (GDD) implanted between May 1997 and July 2019 at

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