Trabeculectomy vs full-thickness filtering operation for control of glaucoma

Ophthalmic Surg. 1980 Aug;11(8):498-505.


A survey of the literature and a comparison of 26 trabeculectomies and 23 posterior lip sclerectomies performed by the author suggest that glaucoma control is comparable between trabeculectomy and full-thickness filtering procedures, although trabeculectomy offers a reduction in some postoperative complications. At the present time, however, there does not appear to be sufficient evidence to claim superiority for one filtering procedure in all situations.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glaucoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Sclera / surgery*
  • Trabecular Meshwork / surgery*