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Med J Tabriz Uni Med Sciences Health Services. 2013;35: 46-51.
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Outcome of Trabeculectomy Procedure in Glaucoma

Rana Sorkhabi*, Ali Mahdavi Fard, Babak Rahimi

1 Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Nikookari Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Email: Sorkhabi_ r @ Yahoo.com

Abstract

Backgrounds and Objective: Glaucoma is the most common cause of irreversible blindness in worldwide and trabeculectomy is the gold standard surgical treatment in these patients. Materials and Methods: In this study the medical recordings of the patients who underwent trabeculectomy surgery reviewed and patients recalled for examination. Results: Records of 209 trabeculectomy surgery were evaluated. Most of patients (96%) before their surgery had been received antiglaucoma medications and preoperative mean deviation in perimetry was -12±6.3 and mean cup to disc ratio was 0.79±0.2. Mean preoperative intraocular pressure was 30±9.7 mmHg which was decreased to 13.6±5.2 mmHg (P=0.001) after surgery. We re-examined 78% of patients and in theses patients mean intraocular pressure were increased to 16.8±4.3 mmHg (P=0.001). Conclusion: Most glaucoma patients underwent trabeculectomy in more advanced stage of disease; however success in early postoperative period is higher than 90%.
Keywords: Glaucoma, Trabeculectomy outcome, Intraocular pressure
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Submitted: 16 Dec 2012
Accepted: 23 Jan 2013
ePublished: 30 Oct 2013
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