Mitomycin C versus 5-Fluorouracil for wound healing in glaucoma surgery.

@article{Cabourne2015MitomycinCV,
  title={Mitomycin C versus 5-Fluorouracil for wound healing in glaucoma surgery.},
  author={Emily Cabourne and Jonathan C K Clarke and Patricio G. Schlottmann and Jennifer Evans},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={11},
  pages={
          CD006259
        }
}
BACKGROUND Raised intraocular pressure is a risk factor for glaucoma. One treatment option is glaucoma drainage surgery (trabeculectomy). Antimetabolites are used during surgery to reduce postoperative scarring during wound healing. Two agents in common use are mitomycin C (MMC) and 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU). OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of MMC compared to 5-FU as an antimetabolite adjunct in trabeculectomy surgery. SEARCH METHODS We searched CENTRAL (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and… CONTINUE READING
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