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Risks of Trabeculectomy (Part 1 of 2)

If trabeculectomy works so well, why don’t glaucoma surgeons recommend it to all of their patients with glaucoma?  After all, cataract surgeons offer cataract surgery to nearly every one of their patients with a significant cataract.  What’s so different about...

Why Trabeculectomy is the Most Common Glaucoma Surgery

Why Trabeculectomy For Glaucoma? Ask most glaucoma surgeons what their “go to” glaucoma surgery is and the vast majority will answer, “trabeculectomy.”  There are a number of very powerful reasons for this: It’s what glaucoma surgeons were taught in residency. Because...

Trabeculectomy Surgery For Glaucoma

What Is Trabeculectomy Surgery? “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”  If this well known opening to Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities were to be rewritten as “It was the best of glaucoma surgeries, it was the worst of glaucoma surgeries,…” it...

What Is The Big Deal About A Bleb?

With traditional glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy), a blister-like fluid collection (called a “bleb”) must be present on the surface of the eye for the surgery to work. Aqueous fluid (the fluid inside the eye) flows through the fistula into this bleb where it then...

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