Am I a candidate for glaucoma drainage implants?
Glaucoma drainage implants are an effective solution for both adults who have developed glaucoma over time, and children born with genetic glaucoma.
It is ideal for those who are unable to maintain safe pressure levels in their eyes with medication alone, or who desire a long-term solution to reduce dependency on medication.
As with any medical procedure, your candidacy for a glaucoma drainage implant will be determined after a comprehensive evaluation of your condition, medical history review, and consultation. If you choose to receive a glaucoma drainage implant, you can expect a recovery period of several weeks, during which your ophthalmologist will carefully observe your eye and ensure your successful recovery from the procedure.