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Effectiveness of trabeculectomy in glaucoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1146946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A follow-up study of 90 eyes in 60 patients subjected to trabeculectomy between 1967 and 1972 showed that intraocular pressure was controlled at the onset in 84% of the eyes, and eventually controlled in over 97%. Only 11% of the eyes required further medication and 5.5% further surgery. Subconjunctival drainage was established by means of a bleb in 91%. Trabeculectomy produced a high significant fall in intraocular pressure (P less than .001) and a parallel rise in aqueous outflow facility. The absolute fall in intraocular pressure was constant whether the preoperative pressure was high or low and whether or not the postoperative pressure remained above 20 mm Hg. This method was virtually free of major operative and postoperative complications when used appropriately; and it can be modified during the operation to deal with peripheral anterior synechiae. The anterior chamber remained formed or, if lost, was speedily re-formed. The anterior chamber rarely flattened postoperatively.
P G Watson; F Barnett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1975 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-09-18     Completed Date:  1975-09-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  831-45     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Chamber / pathology
Aqueous Humor / physiology
Cataract Extraction
Ciliary Body / surgery*
Conjunctiva / surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Glaucoma / surgery*
Hyphema / etiology
Intraocular Pressure / drug effects
Iris / surgery
Pilocarpine / pharmacology
Postoperative Care
Postoperative Complications
Sclera / surgery
Surgical Procedures, Operative / adverse effects
Time Factors
Uveitis / etiology
Visual Acuity
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