Mini-drainage devices: the Ex-PRESS Mini-Glaucoma Device.
The Ex-PRESS Mini-Glaucoma Device is a glaucoma drainage device used to shunt aqueous from the anterior chamber into a subconjunctival reservoir that is created surgically. It has been used successfully over the last decade with approximately 60,000 implantations worldwide. In an ever-evolving microsurgical environment, the Ex-PRESS glaucoma device is on the forefront of intraocular pressure lowering technology. This chapter aims to review the surgical uses, techniques and considerations of the Ex-PRESS device as well as analyze the current literature detailing the advantages and disadvantages of the Ex-PRESS implant. Special attention will also be placed on the authors' own experience using the device.
Dean .McGee Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Okla., USA.
SourceDevelopments in ophthalmology 50: 2012 pg 90-5
Glaucoma Drainage Implants
Pub Type(s)Journal Article