Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Modification of Scheie's Fistulizing Operation for Glaucoma

Modification of Scheie's Fistulizing Operation for Glaucoma Abstract ONE OF THE advantages of peripheral iridectomy with scleral cautery (Scheie's Operation) is that it can be performed on any meridian of the globe. Most surgeons prefer the 12-o'clock meridian, because, besides other advantages, it is easier to perform. The 6-o'clock meridian is chosen in cases in which there is an incipient cataract which may necessitate a cataract extraction in the near future. However, there are surgeons who prefer to perform the operation at the 6-o'clock position, irrespective of the above considerations. The operation, however, at the 6-o'clock position by the technique originally described by H. G. Scheie presents the disadvantage that the filtering bleb is formed very near the limbus. According to Scheie's technique an inferior rectus suture is inserted and procaine (Novocain) injection follows under the conjunctiva and Tenon's capsule. Because of the risk of cutting the rectus, the incision of the conjunctiva and Tenon's capsule cannot be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Modification of Scheie's Fistulizing Operation for Glaucoma

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 79 (6) – Jun 1, 1968

Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/modification-of-scheie-s-fistulizing-operation-for-glaucoma-VK004xgZbd
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1968 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040738014
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Abstract ONE OF THE advantages of peripheral iridectomy with scleral cautery (Scheie's Operation) is that it can be performed on any meridian of the globe. Most surgeons prefer the 12-o'clock meridian, because, besides other advantages, it is easier to perform. The 6-o'clock meridian is chosen in cases in which there is an incipient cataract which may necessitate a cataract extraction in the near future. However, there are surgeons who prefer to perform the operation at the 6-o'clock position, irrespective of the above considerations. The operation, however, at the 6-o'clock position by the technique originally described by H. G. Scheie presents the disadvantage that the filtering bleb is formed very near the limbus. According to Scheie's technique an inferior rectus suture is inserted and procaine (Novocain) injection follows under the conjunctiva and Tenon's capsule. Because of the risk of cutting the rectus, the incision of the conjunctiva and Tenon's capsule cannot be

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1968

There are no references for this article.