Table 1

Developments of glaucoma drainage devices

YearInvestigatorTypeMaterialMethodFlow controlDrainage site
1907Rollet4 setonHorse hairParacentesisNoneExternal cornea
1912Zorab7 setonSilk threadTranslimbalNoneAnterior subconjunctival
1925Stefansson8 seton/tubeGoldTranslimbalNoneAnterior subconjunctival
1934Row11 setonPlatinumCyclodialysisNoneSuprachoroidal
1940Troncoso12 setonMagnesiumCyclodialysisNoneSuprachoroidal
1942Gibson13 tubeLacrimal canaliculusTranscleralNoneAnterior subconjunctival
1949Bick9 seton/tubeTantalumCyclodialysisNoneSuprachoroidal
1951Muldoon10 setonPlatinumTranslimbalNoneAnterior subconjunctival
1952Losche14 tubeSupramidCyclodialysisNoneSuprachoroidal
1955Bietti15 tubePolyethyleneCyclodialysisNoneSuprachoroidal
1958La Rocca16 tubePolyvinylTranslimbalNoneAnterior subconjunctival
1960Ellis17 tubeSiliconeTranslimbalNoneAnterior subconjunctival
1967Mascati6 tubePlasticTranslimbalNoneLacrimal sac
1969Molteno18 tube and plateAcrylicTranslimbalNoneAnterior subconjunctival
1974Lee and Wong5 tubeCollagenTranslimbalNoneVortex vein
1976Krupin19 tubeSilicone and supramidTranslimbalSlit valveAnterior subconjunctival
1979Honrubia20 tubeSiliconeTranslimbalNoneAnterior subconjunctival
1982Schocket21 tube and bandSiliconeTranslimbalNonePosterior subconjunctival
1985White22 tube and plateSiliconeSiliconeValve and pumpPosterior subconjunctival
1986Joseph23 tube and bandSiliconeTranslimbalSlit valvePosterior subconjunctival
1990Krupin24 tube and plateSiliconeTranslimbalSlit valvePosterior subconjunctival
1990Baerveldt25 tube and plateSiliconeTranslimbalNonePosterior subconjunctival
1993Ahmed26 tube and plateSilicone and polypropyleneTranslimbalVenturi valvePosterior subconjunctival
1995OptiMed27 tube and plateSilicone and PMMATranslimbalMicrotubulesPosterior subconjunctival
1995Smith28 setonHydrogelTranslimbalNoneIntrascleral
1996Pandya29 tube and plateSilicone and hydroxylapatiteTranslimbalNonePosterior subconjunctival
1997Glovinsky and Belkin30 tubeStainless steelTranslimbalNoneAnterior subconjunctival
1997Helies31 artificial meshworkPTFETranscleralNoneAnterior subconjunctival