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Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 46-50

Viscocanalostomy without deep scleral excision


Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed M Abdelrahman
8 Morad Street, Morad Tower, Apt 409, Giza
Egypt
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Purpose. To describe and evaluate a modified viscocanalostomy. Patients and Methods. Viscocanalostomy without deep scleral excision was performed on 11 eyes of 11 patients. Results. The mean age of the patients was 51.6 ± 10.6 years. The mean preoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) was 29.5 ± 8.3 mmHg, with a mean number of 2.6 ± 0.7 medications. The mean follow-up period was 7.4 months. The mean IOP at the conclusion of the follow-up period was 10.6 ± 4.5 mmHg, with a mean number of 0.2 ΁ 0.4 medications. Of 11 patients, 1 patient, who originally had anterior uveitis, developed posterior cortical cataract 5 months postoperatively; 1 patient required Neodymium:YAG (Nd:YAG) laser goniopuncture 4 months postoperatively. Conclusion. Viscocanalostomy without deep scleral excision is a promising surgical technique for treating glaucoma.


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