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Glaucoma Quiz 2
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Yichieh Shiuey, MD | Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School

June 17, 1997
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Figure 1
Shows a Baerveldt and Molteno glaucoma shunt implants.
Figure 2
Shows the tube of an Ahmed glaucoma valve implant within the pupil.
Questions
1. What is the definition of a seton?
2. How do modern setons (glaucoma implants) work to treat glaucoma?
3. What are the indications for seton surgery in glaucoma?
4. What other types of glaucoma surgery may be considered in place of setons?
5. What are some of the potential complications of seton surgery?
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