Patch graft materials for glaucoma tube implants

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Abstract

Purpose of review

Patch graft materials serve multiple purposes in glaucoma surgery. There are several choices of patch graft materials from which the surgeon can choose. Therefore, knowledge as to the choices and the potential risks and benefits of patch graft materials is imperative for the glaucoma surgeon.

Recent findings

Recent studies evaluate both patch graft materials and techniques. This evaluation is timely as facility reimbursement changes may also impact utilization and technique.

Summary

Successful operative outcomes require profound understanding of all potential risks and benefits of patch graft materials and surgical techniques.

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