[How can the success of a glaucoma operation be predicted?].

  title={[How can the success of a glaucoma operation be predicted?].},
  author={Jens Funk and Axel R Frank},
  journal={Der Ophthalmologe : Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft},
  volume={93 5},
PURPOSE The effect of glaucoma surgery can simply be measured in terms of intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction. However, IOP reduction is not the final goal of glaucoma surgery, but rather long-term visual field preservation. Visual field preservation, on the other hand, can only be judged many years after surgery. Therefore, a formula that could be used to define the success of a pressure-lowering operation soon after surgery should take account of IOP reduction, but the correlation between… CONTINUE READING