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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