Are Molteno Implants Superior to Trabeculectomy for Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma?

August 17, 2011

Last month, the Archives of Ophthalmology published a study (undertaken by Dr. Anthony Molteno and colleagues) comparing the long-term outcomes of primary trabeculectomies and primary Molteno implants performed in cases of primary open-angle glaucoma.

The study concluded that insertion of a Molteno implant provided superior IOP control to trabeculectomy when carried out as a first operation in cases of primary glaucoma.

Click here to read the abstract.




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