What is it about?

There are multiple new minimally invasive methods to reduce pressure in the eye by remove part of the high-resistance filtering system and allow increased fluid drainage. One method involves 360° removal of this filter and another method involves only partial removal. We sought to study if outcomes differed between these methods to determine if complete removal of the system is necessary to achieve desired pressure reduction.

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Why is it important?

Our findings show that complete removal of this filtering system may not be necessary to achieve the desired pressure lowering effect. Thus, surgeon's may be able to use this even more minimally invasive approach and remove even less of the natural filtering system while still reaching the necessary pressure goals.


Hopefully this article will assist in making patient-centered decisions for the better treatment of glaucoma.

Matthew Hirabayashi
University of Missouri System

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This page is a summary of: Comparison Of Surgical Outcomes Of 360° Circumferential Trabeculotomy Versus Sectoral Excisional Goniotomy With The Kahook Dual Blade At 6 Months, Clinical Ophthalmology, October 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.2147/opth.s208468.
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