FEB 15, 2011
This video introduces the Cypass glaucoma drainage device, a new implantable ab-interno microsurgical device designed to be placed within the suprachoroidal space to enhance non-conventional uveoscleral outflow. This device may be placed in combination with cataract surgery or as a solo procedure. Surgical technique of this minimally invasive procedure is shown. Visualization with a surgical gonioprism guides exact placement of the device through a clear corneal incision for insertion through the anterior chamber angle/iris insertion into the suprachoroidal space. The Cypass device is loaded onto a delivery guide wire with an atraumatic tip which permits for a controlled dissection into the supraciliary space, and is deployed using a specially designed implanter.