Ab interno trabeculotomy preferred for open-angle glaucoma, cataract

NEW ORLEANS — Ab interno trabeculotomy is preferable to other procedures in eyes with concurrent cataract and open-angle glaucoma, a speaker told colleagues here.Sameh Mosaed, MD, described the advantages of ab interno trabeculotomy with implantation of the Trabectome (NeoMedix). She also shared pearls on the procedure.First, the surgeon needs adequate visualization of the surgical field. Second, the patient’s head should be turned away from the surgeon, and the microscope should be tilted accordingly. Last, patient selection is critical for success, Mosaed said.

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