Modification of trabeculectomy to avoid postoperative hyphaema. The 'guarded anterior fistula' operation.

  title={Modification of trabeculectomy to avoid postoperative hyphaema. The 'guarded anterior fistula' operation.},
  author={Anastasios G P Konstas and Jeffrey L. Jay},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={76 6},
The effect of varying the position of a trabeculectomy fistula on the rate of postoperative hyphaema was studied in a prospective randomised trial. One eye of each of 78 consecutive patients with primary open angle glaucoma and exfoliation glaucoma was allocated to one of two groups. In group A the fistula was fashioned anterior to the scleral spur, entirely in corneal tissue. In group B the fistula included cornea and sclera with trabecular meshwork and scleral spur. Seven out of 39 eyes (18… CONTINUE READING


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