Comparing Viscocanalostomy with Trabeculectomy

Roberto G Carassa
2011 US Ophthalmic Review  
Viscocanalostomy is a non-penetrating procedure aimed at increasing the outflow facility by creating significant morphologic changes at the trabecular meshwork level. It is an effective procedure in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) in open-angle glaucomatous eyes. Compared with trabeculectomy, meta-analysis studies have shown that final IOPs are significantly higher. Nevertheless, viscocanalostomy is a safer technique with significantly fewer complications compared with trabeculectomy.
more » ... abeculectomy. Viscocanalostomy is therefore a better option in eyes where target IOPs are in the mid–high teens, or in eyes at high risk of complications with trabeculectomy.
doi:10.17925/usor.2011.04.02.88 fatcat:3w73hfulkzhezgdryjhn2xixxi