Trabectome-only surgery more successful in patients with pseudoexfoliation, few medications

WASHINGTON — A study associated pseudoexfoliation glaucoma and patients on a low number of glaucoma medications with successful outcomes in Trabectome-only surgery, according to a presentation here. In a poster presentation at the American Glaucoma Society meeting, Nils Loewen, MD, PhD, and colleagues studied 594 glaucoma patients undergoing Trabectome-only surgery (NeoMedix). A multivariate analysis found pseudoexfoliation glaucoma patients had a 60% lower risk of failure than primary open-angle glaucoma patients. Similarly, patients on one more glaucoma medication had a 40% higher risk of failure than those with one less medication, (Read more...)

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