50 Years of Innovation

The Molteno3® technology is the culmination of more than 50 years of research into bleb formation and structure. First introduced in 1966, the Molteno3® Glaucoma Drainage Device reflects a history of extensive research into bleb formation and function – and is considered to be the gold standard in GDD technology.


Prof. Anthony Molteno invents the world’s first glaucoma drainage device for human use.


Introduction of the Molteno® second generation glaucoma drainage device.


Prof. Anthony Molteno pioneers concept of delayed drainage (with Vicryl® Tie) to prevent post-op hypotony and to reduce bleb fibrosis.


Introduction of the Molteno® double-plate glaucoma drainage device.


Introduction of the Molteno® D1 glaucoma drainage device, featuring a pressure ridge designed to reduce hypotony.


Launch of the Molteno3® third generation glaucoma drainage device (Molteno3® G-Series), featuring proprietary, patented Primary Drainage Area for staged bleb formation.


Launch of the Molteno3® S-Series, which includes three models: Molteno3® SS (185mm2), Molteno3® SL (245mm2) and Molteno3® P1 Pediatric/Microophthalmic (80mm2).

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