Cutting Edge Glaucoma

Cutting Edge Glaucoma


Issue 1


XEN Gel Stent Open Conjunctiva Technique: A Practical Approach Paper

Video 1 : Open Conjunctiva Xen implantation via (post phaco) ab interno placement
Video 2 : XEN Ex open Conjunctiva
Video 3 : Open Conjunctiva XEN implantation via ab externo (no forward bias)
Video 4 : Open Conjunctiva XEN implantation via ab externo (injector pulled back)
Video 5 : Open Conjunctiva XEN implantation via ab externo placement
Video 6 : XEN surgical revision


Issue 7

Other Procedures for Pediatric Glaucoma Surgery: New Devices and Techniques

Video 1 : Bioniko eye model for simulation of angle surgery. The TRAB™360 surgical technique and GATT are performed in this model

Video 2 : TRAB™360 surgical technique . The instrument is used to pierce the trabecular meshwork; the inner filament is threaded 180° in Schlemm’s canal and then unroofed. The same procedure is performed for the remaining 180°.

Video 3 : Gonioscopic-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy (GATT) with the iTrack™ catheter . The catheter is grasped and directed to the opening in Schlemm’s canal. The catheter is then fed into the canal and then Schlemm’s canal is unroofed.

Nd:YAG Laser for Ahmed Tube Shunt Blockage in Patients Implanted with Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis

Video : Case 2 video: piston-like movement of the micro air bubble in the tube was observed.

Issue 6

Surgical Considerations in Children with Corneal Opacities and Cataracts

Video 1 : Surgical video with narration demonstrating optical iridectomy in Peters anomaly

Video 2 : Ab externo 360° trabeculotomy , lysis of iridocorneal adhesions, and temporal optical sector iridectomy using illuminated catheter in a child with Peters anomaly. (Courtesy of Alana L. Grajewski, MD)

Case 47: Zone I/II Open Globe Repair with Post-Operative Elevated Intraocular Pressure

Video 1 : Case 47_Zone I-II Blunt Open Globe Injury

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Glaucoma Drainage Devices

Video 1 : Blunt dissection of the correct sub-Tenon’s plane may be started with scissors and completed with two squint hooks inserted back-to-back in this pocket and pulled gently apart. (Courtesy of Cecilia Fenerty, MD, FRCOphth and Tanya Karaconji, MD, FRANZCO)
Video 2 : Method of inserting a tube into the anterior chamber using a blunt-tipped cannula. The tip of the cannula is firmly engaged onto the cut bevel of the tube and gently inserted through the scleral tunnel taking the tube with it. (Courtesy of Cecilia Fenerty, MD, FRCOphth and Tanya Karaconji, MD, FRANZCO)
Video 3 : A long tunnel in the patient’s native sclera created using a small mini-crescent blade (1.25 mm in width) that can be used to tunnel in the sclera up to about 2 mm posterior to the limbus, then completing the entry into the eye with a 25-gauge needle. (Courtesy of James D. Brandt, MD)
Video 4 : Insertion of the tube of a Baerveldt glaucoma drainage device in an eye with aniridia . The lens is slightly displaced to the nasal side, and insertion of the tube at a tangent avoids contact with the lens. The anterior chamber infusion maintains the anterior chamber and constant intraocular pressure throughout the procedure. (Courtesy of Cecilia Fenerty, MD, FRCOphth and Tanya Karaconji, MD, FRANZCO)

Bleb wall recession technique to repair giant bleb formation after Ahmed Glaucoma Valve implantation: a case report (1 Videos)

Video S1. Surgical video of the bleb wall recession technique.

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Repair of angle recession prevents pupillary capture of intrasclerally fixed intraocular lenses

Video : This video demonstrates the representative technique for suturing the iris root


Video 1 : Transscleral cyclophotocoagulation . The footplate of the laser probe is placed at the limbus, while laser is activated by a foot pedal and applied to the ciliary body. A pair of fine-toothed forceps helps to rotate the eye during the procedure
Video 2 : Endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation . The tip of the endoprobe is positioned from the ciliary body such that about four to five ciliary processes are visible on the screen at any given time. Laser is applied to the ciliary processes until shrinkage and whitening occur without rupture of ciliary processes or bubble formation.

Courtesy of Anna K. Junk, MD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami FL, USA. © Anna K. Junk.

Endothelial Keratoplasty in Eyes with Glaucoma

Video 1 : Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
Video 2 : Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty

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Pediatric Trabeculectomy

Video 6.1 : Pediatric trabeculectomy using the Moorfields Safer Surgery technique. (Courtesy of Maria Papadopoulos, MBBS, FRCOphth)

Issue 2

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Cataract surgery in patients with glaucoma drainage implants: the hooked tube technique

Video 1 – A temporary occlusion of the glaucoma drainage implant tube during phacoemulsification cataract surgery: The Hooked Tube Technique

Childhood Glaucoma Surgery in Developing Countries

Video 1 – Surgical technique of combined trabeculotomy-trabeculectomy in a case of primary congenital glaucoma presenting with acute corneal hydrops

Courtesy of Anil K. Mandal, MD, FAMS, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.

Video 2 – Step-by-step surgical technique for Aurolab aqueous drainage implant surgery

Courtesy of Anil K. Mandal, MD, FAMS, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.

Video 3 – Step-by-step surgical technique for Ahmed glaucoma valve surgery

Courtesy of Anil K. Mandal, MD, FAMS, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.

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Angle Surgery: Goniotomy

Video 1

Nasal goniotomy technique, shown using locking forceps at the superior and inferior limbus, and a Barkan goniotomy lens modified with the addition of a handle, sitting on a cushion of viscoelastic applied to the cornea. A 25-gauge needle is used to enter the anterior chamber and to make a cleft to either side, while the assistant stabilizes the globe and rotates it to expose additional angle. Note that the needle entry is closed with a single buried10-0 polyglactin suture. (Courtesy of Sharon F. Freedman, MD)

Video 2

Nasal goniotomy technique without traction suture or assistant using modified Swan-Jacob lens. The anterior chamber is maintained with viscoelastic and a 25-gauge needle. (Courtesy of Alana Grajewski, MD)

Video 3

Nasal goniotomy without an assistant using a standard Swan-Jacob lens and a 25-gauge needle on viscoelastic. (Courtesy of and narrated by Elizabeth Hodapp, MD)

Electronic supplementary material

Intermediate results of phaco-endocycloplasty in an exclusive cohort of angle closure glaucoma: potential for change


Video that demonstrates technique of phaco-endocycloplasty and ECPL in pseudoexfoliation


Figure demonstrating quiet eye at 1-week post-phaco-ECPL with unscathed conjunctiva

Springer Healthcare Education