330 trabeculectomies--a follow-up study through 1/2-3 years

Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1977 Feb;55(1):52-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1977.tb06094.x.


In 1967 a new microsurgical procedure for glaucoma known as trabeculectomy was introduced. This method is reported to have few early complications and a good pressure-reducing effect. Our material presents the results of 330 consecutive trabeculectomies with a follow-up period of 1/2-3 years. The following items are discussed: IOP, visual acuity, visual fields, surgical complications, and need of re-operation and medical postoperative therapy. We conclude that trabeculectomy is a safe and efficient antiglaucoma operation, recommended as an attractive alternative to heavy medication.

MeSH terms

  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glaucoma / diagnosis
  • Glaucoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Male
  • Microsurgery / methods*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Trabecular Meshwork / surgery*
  • Visual Acuity
  • Visual Fields