Glaucoma filtration device, trabeculectomy similarly successful at 2 years

A glaucoma filtration device and trabeculectomy yielded similar clinical and visual results at 2 years, according to a study. The prospective randomized multicenter trial included 120 eyes of 120 patients; 59 eyes were treated with the Ex-Press device (Alcon) and 61 eyes underwent trabeculectomy. Patients in both groups were followed for 2 years after surgery. Surgical success was defined as IOP of 5 mm Hg to 18 mm Hg with or without medications and without additional glaucoma surgery.

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