2017-25: Measurement of retinal blood flow in glaucoma patients before and after Baerveldt Shunt Implantation
There is increasing evidence that ocular blood flow impairment contributes to the progression of glaucomatous damage. One of the most frequent surgical treatments for open angle glaucoma is the Baerveldt Glaucoma Implant (BGI). It is conjectured that both the presence of the device (by its mechanical effect on the eye) together with the reduction of intraocular pressure may affect retinal hemodynamics. The retinal function imager allows the measurement of retinal blood flow velocity and oximetry. With this device, it will be attempted to determine short and long term changes in the microvascular condition of patients who receive a BGI. These measurements will be compared to the results that are obtained with optical coherence tomography angiography.