An Ahmed Valve is a medical shunt used in the eye to control intraocular pressure (IOP). When surgically implanted in the eye, this device redirects fluid through a small tube and into a “bleb.” A bleb is like a blister that collects fluid. The silicon shunt acts much like a garden hose that directs liquid away from where it can cause vision damage in the eye.
Glaucoma Treatment Options
St. Cloud Eye Clinic offers a variety of treatment options to slow the advance of glaucoma and to prevent further damage. Your doctor will determine the best method or methods of treatment based on your eyes. Some of the options available include: