Microsurgical scleral drainage and trabeculectomy-scleral flap adjustable suture combination technique in the treatment of primary glaucoma

Treatment of primary glaucoma

  • Li Xiahou Xinyu People’s Hospital
  • Chunlan Liu
  • Weihong Zhou
  • Shasha Yang
Keywords: Primary glaucoma, Trabeculectomy, Scleral flap adjustable suture, Scleral space drainage pool

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the clinical effect of microsurgical scleral drainage and trabeculectomy combined with scleral flap adjustable suture technique in the treatment of primary glaucoma.

Methods: One hundred primary glaucoma patients (120 eyes) in Xinyu People’s Hospital of Jiangxi province were selected from July 2014 to June 2016. The patients were randomly divided into control group and study group. The control group was treated with compound trabeculectomy, while the study group was treated with microsurgical scleral drainage and trabeculectomy combined with scleral flap adjustable suture technique. In both groups of patients, intraocular pressure, functional filtering bleb formation, and complications before and after surgery were monitored for three days, one week, one month, three months, six months and one year, while anterior chamber depth was determined one week after operation. The extent of success of operation was compared between the two groups.

Results: At three days, one week, one month, three months, six months and one year after surgery, intraocular pressure of study group was significantly lower than that of the control group (P<0.05). There was 93.33% formation of functional filtering blebs in the study group, which was significantly higher than that in the control group (60.00%, P<0.001). Moreover, normal anterior chamber formation was significantly higher in the study group (91.67%) than in the control group (71.67%, P<0.01). There was 95.00% operation success in the study group, relative to 68.33% success in the control group (P<0.001).

Conclusion: Microsurgical scleral drainage and trabeculectomy combined with scleral flap adjustable suture technique has better curative effect on primary glaucoma than compound trabeculectomy. Moreover, it does not exacerbate complications. Therefore, the combination treatment technique merits clinical application.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.2.1439

How to cite this:
Xiahou L, Liu C, Zhou W, Yang S. Microsurgical scleral drainage and trabeculectomy-scleral flap adjustable suture combination technique in the treatment of primary glaucoma. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(2):234-239.
doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.2.1439

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Published
2019-12-16
How to Cite
Xiahou, L., Liu, C., Zhou, W., & Yang, S. (2019). Microsurgical scleral drainage and trabeculectomy-scleral flap adjustable suture combination technique in the treatment of primary glaucoma. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 36(2). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.2.1439
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