Purpose: To determine the preference of members of the American Glaucoma Society for the use of antifibrotic agents (mitomycin C or 5-fluorouracil or both) and glaucoma drainage devices in ten clinical settings. Materials and Methods: Voluntary written survey of the American Glaucoma Society. Results: American Glaucoma Society (AGS) members continue to report preference for mitomycin C use in ten clinical settings. The percent usage for glaucoma drainage devices has increased in poor prognosis scenarios including the following: neovascular glaucoma, previous failed trabeculectomy, previous ECCE/ICCE, previous PKP, previous scleral buckling surgery, and uveitic glaucoma. However, trabeculectomy and MMC continue to be more likely employed for surgical management. Conclusion: Despite the long-term complications of bleb-related infections, no statistically significant shift in preference away from MMC use or reduction in the concentration of drug delivery was observed since the 1996 survey.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of glaucoma|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2005|
- Glaucoma drainage implant
- Glaucoma filtering surgery
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