Program Description: 

The first glaucoma filtering implant (ExPress) was introduced almost 2 decades ago as an alternative to trabeculectomy.  More recently, a second such implant (Xen) was introduced.  For both implants, the original surgical approach was altered based on surgeon’s experience.  This talk will review these two implants: how they were intended to be used, how they are commonly used, and what advantages/disadvantages they have when compared to traditional glaucoma filtering surgery.

Target audience: 
  • Physician
  • Physician (fellow/resident)
  • Optometrists
  • Ophthalmic photographers
  • Medical Students
Learning objectives: 
Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to: 
  • Become familiar with currently available and emerging glaucoma filtering implants 
  • Understand advantages and disadvantages of glaucoma filtering implants relative to trabeculectomy 
  • Understand common post-operative complications and how they are addressed 



Faculty & credentials: 
Edward Barnett, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Chief Glaucoma Service
Medical College of Wisconsin


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    Edward Barnett, MD


    Activity Director: 
    William J. Wirostko, MD
    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences



    Mary Schafer
    Phone number: 
    +1 (414) 955-7840

    ACCME Accreditation Statement:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

    Session date: 
    08/04/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am CDT
    Froedtert & Medical College of WI Eye Institute
    925 N 87th Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    United States
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 1.00 Hours of Participation
      Hours of Participation credit.

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