Glaucoma shunt compares favorably with trabeculectomy at 1 year

SAN FRANCISCO — A glaucoma shunt and trabeculectomy yielded largely similar outcomes, although the shunt offered faster visual recovery, a speaker told colleagues here.“There are some potential advantages of Ex-Press. Specifically, for people who are comfortable doing a trabeculectomy, it’s a very short learning curve,” Yvonne M. Buys, MD, FRCSC, said at the American Glaucoma Society annual meeting.

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