[Surgical method for the treatment of irreversible angle-closure glaucoma and aphakic glaucoma. Direct ciliary body coagulation with partial cyclodialysis].

Abstract

Among 16 patients aged from 31 to 86 there were 13 cases of hemorrhagic glaucoma, three cases of secondary glaucoma from iritis and one case of secondary angle-closure glaucoma after trauma. Reduction in intraocular pressure was achieved by a surgical method which primarily aims to improve the outflow of aqueous humor. The ciliary body is laid bare by preparation of a scleral flap, a partial cyclodialysis is attached on both sides and the ciliary body is induced to stricture by coagulation, so that a large enough cleft is created. Before the operation, pressure ranged from 34 to 64 mm Hg; after the operation, during postoperative periods of observation lasting from two to 32 months, there were 14 cases in which the pressure was below 25 mm Hg and two cases with 30-40 mm Hg respectively. In view of the good results and the few complications, this method of operation can be recommended for treatment of both irreversible angle-closure glaucoma and aphakic glaucoma.

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@article{Bartl1982SurgicalMF, title={[Surgical method for the treatment of irreversible angle-closure glaucoma and aphakic glaucoma. Direct ciliary body coagulation with partial cyclodialysis].}, author={Gustav Bartl and Hanns Hofmann and E Wochesl{\"a}nder}, journal={Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde}, year={1982}, volume={181 2}, pages={92-5} }