Efficacy of Ahmed and Baerveldt glaucoma drainage device implantation in the pediatric population: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Glaucoma drainage devices (GDD) are increasingly utilized in the management of childhood glaucoma. This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses the efficacy of first-time Ahmed or Baerveldt implantation in children. PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were searched for relevant English-language, peer-reviewed literature. Postoperative outcomes were pooled using random effects regression models with restricted maximum likelihood estimation. Thirty-two studies (1221 eyes, 885 children) were included.
Source: Survey of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research