Comparison of deep sclerectomy with implant and combined glaucoma surgery

Ophthalmologica. 2003 May-Jun;217(3):208-11. doi: 10.1159/000068974.


To evaluate the efficacy of combined glaucoma surgery, 42 glaucomatous patients were randomly divided into two groups: deep sclerectomy with implant (DS) alone was performed in 21 patients, and combined deep sclerectomy and phacoemulsification (PDS) was performed in the other 21 patients. Follow-up was carried out at regular intervals for 12 months. A comparative study on intraocular pressure (IOP) was designed. Although further study is needed, PDS appears to have better postoperative long-term results in IOP control than DS alone.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Male
  • Phacoemulsification / methods*
  • Postoperative Care
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prospective Studies
  • Prostheses and Implants*
  • Sclerostomy / methods*
  • Trabeculectomy / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Visual Acuity