What about “Glaucoma Valves”?

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You are remarkably well informed. In those patients in whom trabeculectomy has not worked or will not work, the use of glaucoma valves has shown great promise. Earlier they were being used only in failed glaucoma operated cases, but now they are also being used as a primary procedure in select cases. As their name suggests, these are artificial, usually plastic (PMMA) devices which have a tube placed in the anterior chamber and a valve at the end of the tube. This allows drainage of fluid from the eye when the pressure is raised and blocks the drainage when pressure is normal or low, thus preventing too low an eye pressure.

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Dr. Quresh B. Maskati, President (2014-2015) at All India Ophthalmological Society Gold medallist in DOMS. Passed MS (ophth) in 1983 at 1st attempt. Super specialised in diseases of cornea and anterior segment in Rochester and Boston, USA. Is the only ophthalmologist in the world with extensive experience in both the Pintucci and the Boston Keratoprosthesis. Specialties Squint, paediatric ophthalmology, cornea and ocular surface disorders, keratoprosthesis surgery and research, oculoplasty and LASIK