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[Trabeculectomy and trabeculotomy (author's transl)].

Authors
  • Leuenberger, P M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1978
Volume
172
Issue
4
Pages
555–561
Identifiers
PMID: 651232
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A retrospective study was made of 319 cases operated upon between 1970 and 1975 with evaluation of the postoperative results (average period of observation 34.4 months, never less than 2 years). When compared to fistulisating interventions according to the Scheie procedure, we found the pressure lowering effect to be comparable, however the intra- and postoperative complication-rate and the tendency to develop cataract definitely less. This may be due to a) covering of the fistula by a scleral lamella and b) the use of the operating microscope.

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