360 degrees trabeculotomy for primary congenital glaucoma

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995 Sep;113(9):1200-2. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1995.01100090126034.


We have refined a technique for performing 360 degrees trabeculotomy in a single procedure using a 6-0 polypropylene (Prolene) suture fragment and have used it in 15 patients (26 eyes) with primary congenital glaucoma. The refined technique can be performed via a single nasal surgical site. This procedure avoids many of the difficulties encountered with metal trabeculotomes and preserves conjunctiva should further glaucoma surgery be necessary.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glaucoma / congenital*
  • Glaucoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Male
  • Polypropylenes
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prognosis
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Suture Techniques
  • Trabeculectomy / methods*


  • Polypropylenes