Long-Term Success of Trabeculectomy May Be High

The performance of trabeculectomy over a 20-year period indicates that this procedure is adequate for controlling intraocular pressure, according to a retrospective cohort study published in Ophthalmology. No previous study has evaluated the long-term efficacy of trabeculectomy and express outcome in terms of complete and qualified success, and blindness factors simultaneously.

Among 330 trabeculectomies performed, 60% of surgeries were classified as complete success, as indicated by a reduction in the intraocular pressure to less than 21 mmHg for high-tension glaucoma or a greater than 20% reduction in intraocular pressure for normal-tension glaucoma without the need for additional medication after 20 years of follow-up. 90% of surgeries were classified as qualified success, as indicated by a reduction in the intraocular pressure to less than 21 mmHg for high-tension glaucoma or a greater than 20% reduction in intraocular pressure for normal-tension glaucoma with the requirement for additional medication after 20 years of follow-up.

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