Micro-stents progressively defining their role in glaucoma management

Cimberle, Michela; Fox, Christi
July 2013
Ocular Surgery News;7/25/2013, Vol. 31 Issue 14, p1
Academic Journal
The article discusses the expanded role played by micro-stents in the management of glaucoma. It explains how micro-stents have helped fill a safety gap between medications and lasers and more traditional surgical procedures. It describes some safer procedures for management of glaucoma which are predicted to allow earlier interventions in patients noncompliant with medical therapy.


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