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The Suprachoroidal Route in Glaucoma Surgery

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Published in Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice. 2016, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 13-20
Abstract Glaucoma surgeries targeting the uveoscleral drainage pathways have been drawing more attention lately. Among all the available techniques, procedures focusing on the supra-choroidal space seem particularly promising, by making use of a presumably efficient and secure outflow route and avoiding subconjunctival filtration blebs. The purpose of this review is to assess the efficacy and the security of the different suprachoroidal drainage implants, namely the CyPass Micro-Stent, the iStent Supra, the SOLX Gold Shunt, the Aquashunt, and the STARflo Glaucoma Implant. Most clinical studies seem to currently point toward the direction that there are actual benefits in suprachoroidal surgeries by avoiding bleb-related complications. Nevertheless, even suprachoroidal implants may be subject to scarring and failure. More data are still needed, especially concerning long-term effects, although the approach does seem appealing. How to cite this article: Gigon A, Shaarawy T. The Suprachoroidal Route in Glaucoma Surgery. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2016;10(1): 13-20.
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GIGON, Anthony, SHAARAWY, Tarek. The Suprachoroidal Route in Glaucoma Surgery. In: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice, 2016, vol. 10, n° 1, p. 13-20. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:93158

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