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Coverage from the

American Glaucoma Society (AGS) 2017 Annual Meeting

March 02 - 05, 2017; Coronado, California

March 02 - 05, 2017 Coronado, California

Conference News

Popular News From AGS 2016

  • Gum Disease Connected to Open-Angle Glaucoma Gum Disease Connected to Open-Angle Glaucoma Recent tooth loss and periodontal disease appears to be associated with the risk for primary open-angle glaucoma, especially cases with early paracentral visual field loss, new research shows.
  • Amniotic Patch for Glaucoma Safe and Imperceptible Amniotic Patch for Glaucoma Safe and Imperceptible Amniotic membrane and umbilical cord patch grafts are safe and effective after glaucoma drainage implant surgery, and cosmetic appearance is better than with pericardium grafts, new research shows.
  • Serious Complications With Baerveldt vs Ahmed at 5 Years Serious Complications With Baerveldt vs Ahmed at 5 Years Rates of vision-threatening complications and the need for reoperation were higher with the Baerveldt than the Ahmed implant in patients with refractory glaucoma at 5-year follow-up.

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