Pre-Trab Phaco Means Lower Trab Success-But There’s a Catch

February 19, 2011

Archives: Researchers noted a lower success rate for trabeculectomy after cataract surgery compared to no prior surgery. But what’s strange about this study is that they specifically included phaco using a superior incision under the conjunctiva. So of course the failure rate is higher! Why not do something useful- compare trabeculectomy after temporal clear corneal phaco, which is what many of us do. It would be nice to demonstrate that the trab success rate is not affected.

Click here for the abstract entitled Trabeculectomy With Mitomycin for Open-Angle Glaucoma in Phakic vs Pseudophakic Eyes After Phacoemulsification.

 

 

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One Response to “Pre-Trab Phaco Means Lower Trab Success-But There’s a Catch”

  1. David Richardson, MD on March 3rd, 2011 12:51 am

    What a waste of time, paper, and effort. Perhaps if this article had been published ten years ago the results might (emphasis on “might”) have been useful. Were the editors of Archives asleep for the last 15 years? How else can the publication of such a waste of paper be explained? I’ve already wasted too much time on it by commenting…

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