Modified implant technique may minimize problems with miniature shunt

February 1, 2005

New Orleans—The ExPRESS miniature glaucoma shunt (Optonol Ltd., Neve Ilan, Israel; marketed by CIBA Vision, Duluth, GA), originally intended to be placed through the limbus and under a conjunctival flap, produced significant IOP lowering yet an unacceptable high rate of complications. So researchers are now investigating placement of the device under a scleral flap, according to Marlene R. Moster, MD.