Double flap scheie (a prospective study of an external filtering operation in glaucoma simple)

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The above-named technique for the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma is relatively simple, causes fewer complications than the conventional external filtration operations, while the results as regards the intraocular pressure are at least as good and probably better. Comparison with the results recorded in the literature, is difficult since the relevant papers mostly concern different types of glaucoma and the follow-up represents an average of short and longer periods of observation and a distinct difference between regularization with and without therapy is not always made.

For this reason, we recommend study on a basis as described in the present article, so as to enable better comparison of the results of the various operations.

The functional results (visual acuity and visual field) are very good, doubly so in consideration of the fact that the vast majority of the cases were far to very far advanced.

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Dake, C.L., Greve, E.L. Double flap scheie (a prospective study of an external filtering operation in glaucoma simple). Doc Ophthalmol 42, 353–364 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02742248

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Keywords

  • Visual Acuity
  • Visual Field
  • Glaucoma
  • Anterior Chamber
  • Scleral Flap