Trabeculectomy in black patients

Ophthalmic Surg. 1981 Jan;12(1):46-50.

Abstract

A series of 122 trabeculectomies in black patients is presented, with a minimum postoperative follow-up of 12 months. Glaucoma was controlled in 57% of the cases (39% without medication and 18% with medication) and 43% were uncontrolled at 12 months. Several characteristics were observed in these patients that seem to influence success. A high correlation was found between the presence of a bleb and successful control of pressure without medication. The rate of success was found to decrease little after 12 months postoperative follow-up.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glaucoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sclera / surgery
  • Trabecular Meshwork / surgery*
  • Visual Acuity