A Review of the Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Implant and Comparison with Other Surgical Operations

Ivano Riva, Gloria Roberti, Andreas Katsanos, Francesco Oddone, Luciano Quaranta

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Abstract

The Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) is a popular glaucoma drainage implant used for the control of intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma. While in the past AGV implantation was reserved for glaucoma patients poorly controlled after one or more filtration procedures, mounting evidence has recently encouraged its use as a primary surgery in selected cases. AGV has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in reducing intraocular pressure in patients with primary or secondary refractory glaucoma. Compared to other glaucoma surgeries, AGV implantation has shown favorable efficacy and safety. The aim of this article is to review the results of studies directly comparing AGV with other surgical procedures in patients with glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)834-847
Number of pages14
JournalAdvances in Therapy
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017

Keywords

  • Ahmed glaucoma valve
  • Glaucoma drainage implants
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Glaucoma tubes
  • Ophthalmology
  • Trabeculectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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