J Glaucoma 2021 Jan 13. Epub 2021 Jan 13.
Department of Ophthalmology, Jikei University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan Department of Ophthalmology, Jikei University, Katsushika Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan Kunitachi-ekimae Eye Clinic, Tokyo, Japan.
Prcis: Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation using the upside-down technique resulted in an aqueous humor outflow pathway, occurring primarily on the scleral side and secondarily on the conjunctival side, and was effective in treating refractory glaucoma.
Purpose: To describe the Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) surgical technique, which results in changes in the primary aqueous humor outflow pathway to the scleral side (upside-down technique), and to evaluate the clinical effects and distribution of bleb fluid after surgery in patients with refractory glaucoma.
Patients And Methods: In this retrospective study, the upside-down technique was used for pars plana AGV implantation in 10 eyes of 10 patients with refractory glaucoma. Read More