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Block suture for trabeculectomy using only 2 anchors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19064860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined both a parallel and a cross technique in comparison with operations not using block suture. Of the 44 eyes that underwent surgery without block suture, aqueous leakage occurred in 4 eyes (9.0%). Of 51 eyes that underwent the parallel technique, 1 eye (2.0%) leaked from the limbus incision. In contrast, leaks were not detected in any of the 58 eyes that underwent the cross technique.
Shinki Chin; Kazuhiko Yoshida; Yasuhiro Shinmei; Maiko Aoyagi; Akari Saito; Shigeaki Ohno
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  126     ISSN:  1538-3601     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-09     Completed Date:  2008-12-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1756-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Alkylating Agents / therapeutic use
Conjunctiva / surgery
Glaucoma / surgery*
Intraocular Pressure
Intraoperative Complications
Middle Aged
Mitomycin / therapeutic use
Postoperative Complications
Sclera / surgery
Surgical Flaps
Suture Techniques*
Trabeculectomy / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Alkylating Agents; 50-07-7/Mitomycin

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