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J Ophthalmic Nurs Technol. 1990 May-Jun;9(3):100-1.

The choice of surgical procedure in congenital, infantile, and juvenile glaucoma.


Trabeculotomy is successful in patients with an angle anomaly involving only the trabecular meshwork, but in those involving the trabecular meshwork with iris and/or cornea trabeculotomy combined with trabeculectomy is recommended. In cases of failed trabeculotomy or trabeculectomy, a Molteno implant can be tried, although it does not work well in patients with congenital glaucoma. If all else fails, a cyclodestructive procedure is indicated and contact Nd:YAG laser cyclophotocoagulation is recommended.

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