In this study the authors report their experience with titrated trabeculectomy. It is performed as follows: tight scleral flap trabeculectomy, five or more 10/0 nylon sutures, argon laser lysis of one or more sutures (depending on the eye's postoperative condition) by means of the Hoskins lens. The aim of this technique, performed by the authors for 3 years, is to decrease atalamia and choroidal detachment. Results obtained in 70 eyes of 62 patients with chronic open-angle glaucoma are compared by means of statistical analysis with those in 70 eyes of 66 patients operated on by means of the traditional technique. The incidence of choroidal detachment is significantly reduced (P < 0.001). There is no important difference in ocular pressure and visual acuity. In conclusion, this technique is very useful in controlling and titrating the filtration rate, avoiding an excessive lowering of IOP after trabeculectomy and decreasing the complications.
|Titolo:||Kontrollierte Trabekulectomie und Haufigkeit der postoperativen Aderhautamotio|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1994|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|