Archive July 2012 XIII, No. 7

Glaucoma Undergoes a Surgical Renaissance

Trabeculectomy isn't the only game in town anymore. Here's an overview of the latest in micro-invasive glaucoma surgery.

David Bernard

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glaucomaTrabeculectomy and tube shunts, long the mainstays of surgical glaucoma treatment, are now joined by canaloplasty, Trabectome, endoscopic cycle photocoagulation and mini-shunts, the new crop of IOP-lowering procedures that promise similar outcomes, faster recoveries and fewer complications. "Now is an exciting time," says Ken Olander, MD, PhD, a glaucoma specialist for University Eye Surgeons in Knoxville, Tenn. "The OR has a wealth of newer interventional options. Anybody doing trabeculectomies can switch to these immediately." Here's a review:

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