Multiple mini subscleral trabeculectomies in congenital glaucoma

Purpose The aim of the present study was to evaluate the success rate of modified multiple mini subscleral trabeculectomies (MMSTs) in primary congenital glaucoma (PCG). Patients and methods A total of 40 patients were selected from the outpatient clinic of Mansoura Ophthalmic Center (24 male, 16 fe...

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Main Author: Abd-Elmonem A Elhesy
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2015-01-01
Series:Journal of the Egyptian Ophthalmological Society
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Online Access:http://www.jeos.eg.net/article.asp?issn=2090-0686;year=2015;volume=108;issue=4;spage=185;epage=189;aulast=Elhesy
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Summary:Purpose The aim of the present study was to evaluate the success rate of modified multiple mini subscleral trabeculectomies (MMSTs) in primary congenital glaucoma (PCG). Patients and methods A total of 40 patients were selected from the outpatient clinic of Mansoura Ophthalmic Center (24 male, 16 female). All patients were diagnosed with PCG (from birth to 1 year of age) during the period from May 2012 to May 20014, and underwent MMST. Results MMST showed 94.4-83.3% success rate in mild and moderate PCG, respectively; in severe PCG, MMST showed lesser success rate of 60.0%. Conclusion MMST has a high success rate in PCG, especially in mild and moderate cases, in comparison with goniotomy, trabeculotomy, trabeculectomy or combined trabeculotomy-trabeculectomy procedure, which may be due to many filtrating sites having less chance to be closed at the same time, with fewer incidence of complications.
ISSN:2090-0686
2314-6648