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Long-term results of Molteno implants.
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PMID:  7596540     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We retrospectively reviewed 76 Molteno implants in 72 eyes, with a minimum of 18 months' follow up. Double-plate implants were used initially in 64 of these eyes. After a mean follow up of 33.27 months, the mean intraocular pressure (IOP) was 14.0 mm Hg, as compared with 35.31 mm Hg preoperatively. With success defined as an IOP greater than 5 mm Hg but no greater than 21 mm Hg at the last visit, the success rate was 74%. If the four cases of chronic hypotony without loss of best-corrected vision are included, the success rate was 79%. The most frequent complications included corneal graft failure, filtration tube blockage, choroidal effusion, and hyphema/vitreous hemorrhage.
F W Price; M Wellemeyer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0022-023X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg     Publication Date:    1995 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-03     Completed Date:  1995-08-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241035     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Corneal Consultants of Indiana, Indianapolis, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Follow-Up Studies
Glaucoma / surgery*
Intraocular Pressure
Keratoplasty, Penetrating
Middle Aged
Molteno Implants*
Ocular Hypertension / surgery
Postoperative Complications
Retrospective Studies
Visual Acuity

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