2009-31: Success and failure of the Baerveldt glaucoma implant: The Rotterdam Eye Hospital
Different surgical implantation procedures are used in The Rotterdam Eye Hospital which may give different outcomes with respect to operative and postoperative complications. The aim of this retrospective cohort study is to evaluate the results (success and failure) of the Baerveldt Glaucoma Implant and compare different surgical implantation methods of the Baerveldt Glaucoma Implant with respect to operative and postoperative complications. Success is defined as intraocular pressure (IOP) ≥ 6 mmHg and ≤ 21 mmHg, and an IOP that was lowered by at least 20% from preoperative values, with or without anti-glaucoma medication. This study comprises consecutive patients (≥18 years), who underwent surgery for glaucoma using the Baerveldt glaucoma implant at the Rotterdam Eye Hospital between September 2007 and August 2008.