Trabeculotomy opening size and IOP reduction after Trabectome® surgery

Trabeculotomy opening size and IOP reduction after Trabectome® surgery Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (2017) 255:1643–1650 DOI 10.1007/s00417-017-3683-0 GLAUCOMA Trabeculotomy opening size and IOP reduction after Trabectome® surgery 1 1 2 3 Thomas Wecker & Alexandra Anton & Matthias Neuburger & Jens F. Jordan & Christian van Oterendorp Received: 3 November 2016 /Revised: 4 April 2017 /Accepted: 18 April 2017 /Published online: 20 May 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract for all other parameters tested, including ACD, which showed Background Trabeculotomy with the Trabectome® is an a tendency towards better IOP reduction with a deeper AC effective surgical procedure to lower intraocular pressure (slope = −1.9; 95% confidence interval: −5.54 to 1.73). (IOP). However, in some patients it does not lead to a Comparison between the 1st and 4th quartile of the significant IOP reduction despite a gonioscopically well trabeculotomy opening showed a significantly higher ACD in visible opening of Schlemm’s canal. This study investi- the largest trabeculotomy opening quartile (3.32 ± 0.05 mm vs. gated whether the size of the trabeculotomy opening 3.16 ± 0.04 mm; p =0.031). and other parameters, including anterior chamber depth Conclusions The fact that the trabeculotomy opening size did (ACD) are related to IOP reduction. not Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Springer Journals

Trabeculotomy opening size and IOP reduction after Trabectome® surgery

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