University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Ahmed Valve Glaucoma Surgery

Standard Technique and Surgical Pearls

Daniel Bettis, MD
Twitter: @DanBettisMD

Additional Notes: Length 05:49

December 15, 2017


This video demonstrates my standard technique for implanting an Ahmed glaucoma valve to treat glaucoma (in this case, working around a failed trabeculectomy bleb and using a donor corneal patch graft). We discuss surgical techniques and pearls to complete this tried-and-true staple of glaucoma management safely.



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last updated: 12/15/2017
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