Randomized, Prospective, Comparative Trial of EX-PRESS Glaucoma Filtration Device versus Trabeculectomy (XVT Study) – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To compare the clinical outcomes of the EX-PRESS glaucoma filtration device placed under a partial-thickness scleral flap with trabeculectomy.Design: Randomized, prospective, multicenter trial.Methods: A total of 120 eyes in 120 subjects were analyzed, including 59 eyes treated with EX-PRESS and 61 eyes treated with trabeculectomy. Both the EX-PRESS and the trabeculectomy groups were treated intraoperatively with mitomycin C and followed postoperatively for 2 years. Surgical success was defined as 5 mm Hg ≤ intraocular pressure ≤ 18 mm Hg, with or without medications, without further glaucoma surgery.Results: Mean intraocular pressure was significantly reduced compared with baseline in both groups (P < (Read more...)

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