What is Incidence of Permanent Vision Loss after Trabeculectomy to Treat Glaucoma?

August 18, 2011

The latest issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology reports on a study to assess the risk of long-term vision loss after trabeculectomy and to determine the course of long-term vision loss vs transient loss and recovery.

The study concluded that transient vision loss after trabeculectomy is common and may take up to 2 years for recovery, whereas the risk of permanent vision loss is less common but significant, and typically due to certain identifiable risk factors.

Click here to read the abstract.




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