Trabeculectomy in the 21st Century: A Multicenter Analysis – Corrected Proof

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of current trabeculectomy surgery in the United Kingdom.Design: Cross-sectional, multicenter, retrospective follow-up.Participants: A total of 428 eyes of 395 patients.Methods: Consecutive trabeculectomy cases with open-angle glaucoma and no previous incisional glaucoma surgery from 9 glaucoma units were evaluated retrospectively. Follow-up was a minimum of 2 years.Main Outcome Measures: Surgical success, intraocular pressure (IOP), visual acuity, complications, and interventions. Success was stratified according to IOP, use of hypotensive medications, bleb needling, and resuturing/revision for hypotony. Reoperation for glaucoma and loss of perception of light were classified as failures.Results: Antifibrotics were used in 400 cases (Read more...)

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