Penetrating keratoplasty with trabeculectomy.

  title={Penetrating keratoplasty with trabeculectomy.},
  author={Michael S Insler and Harold Cooper and Peter R Kastl and Douglas R. Caldwell},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={100 4},
Seven patients who had a mean preoperative intraocular pressure of 40 mm Hg (range, 34 to 52 mm Hg) underwent combined keratoplasty and trabeculectomy. This resulted in an average postoperative intraocular pressure of 23.7 mm Hg. Five of seven eyes had well controlled intraocular pressures throughout the postoperative period (mean follow-up, 16.1 months). This approach can achieve a satisfactory result while avoiding some of the complications of other forms of glaucoma therapy.