TAG Episode 23 - 3Nov2014: ab-interno trabecular bypass surgery (mp3 version)

TAG Episode 23 - 3Nov2014: ab-interno trabecular bypass surgery (mp3 version)

In this episode, Tom Samuelson and I discuss trabecular bypass procedures including the currently available & two future models of the iStent, and the Ivantis Hydrus Microstent. There is a tendency for doctors to prescribe third and fourth glaucoma medications even though it is well known that there is such a diminishing return after two medications. These ab-interno devices can serve as a glaucoma-lite procedure, the next step after two medications for those reluctant to proceed with a potentially more effective but more risky trabeculectomy. The use of multiple iStents, next generation devices, or targeting delivery to visualized collector ducts should lead to improvements in ab-interno trabecular bypass procedures in the years ahead.

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TAG Episode 14 - 21Feb2011: New glaucoma devices with Dale Heuer (mp3)

In this episode, Dr Dale Heuer and I discuss the latest glaucoma surgical techniques and devices in search of solid evidence for their safety and effecacy. Trabeculectomy is the operation that we love to hate so we are always looking for something better. In some countries, new devices just require proving safety without having to show efficacy whereas in other countries both must be proven.

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