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November 1981

Aqueous-Venous Shunt for Glaucoma A Further Report

Author Affiliations

From the Glaucoma Division, Department of Ophthalmology, Albany (NY) Medical College, and the Section of Ophthalmology, Division of Surgery, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Albany, NY.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(11):2007-2012. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930020883014

• The aqueous-venous shunt procedure is a new microsurgical procedure for the relief of glaucoma. The procedure is therapeutically effective in control of glaucoma, is relatively simple to perform, is associated with low risk, and is well tolerated. As measured by tonography and clinical observations, intraocular pressure reduction following the procedure is due mainly to an improvement in aqueous outflow facility. It can be considered clinically as a useful alternative in the management of selected cases of open angle glaucoma.