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J Glaucoma. 2005 Apr;14(2):172-4.

2002 survey of the American Glaucoma Society: practice preferences for glaucoma surgery and antifibrotic use.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33143, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To determine the preference of members of the American Glaucoma Society for the use of antifibrotic agents (mitomycin C or 5-fluorouracil or both) and glaucoma drainage devices in ten clinical settings.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Voluntary written survey of the American Glaucoma Society.

RESULTS:

American Glaucoma Society (AGS) members continue to report preference for mitomycin C use in ten clinical settings. The percent usage for glaucoma drainage devices has increased in poor prognosis scenarios including the following: neovascular glaucoma, previous failed trabeculectomy, previous ECCE/ICCE, previous PKP, previous scleral buckling surgery, and uveitic glaucoma. However, trabeculectomy and MMC continue to be more likely employed for surgical management.

CONCLUSION:

Despite the long-term complications of bleb-related infections, no statistically significant shift in preference away from MMC use or reduction in the concentration of drug delivery was observed since the 1996 survey.

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