Fornix- vs. limbus-based flaps in combined phacoemulsification and trabeculectomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We studied prospectively the results of limbus-versus fornix-based flaps in patients undergoing combined trabeculectomy and phacoemulsification. We found no significant difference at six months postoperatively in the level of intraocular pressure between the limbus-(16.1 +/- 4.1 mm Hg) and fornix- (14.0 +/- 3.4 mm Hg, p = 0.161) based groups, or in the number of glaucoma medications (p = 0.0750). The highest intraocular pressure recorded within the first postoperative month was similar between groups (18.4 +/- 6.9 mm Hg for limbus and 18.5 +/- 5.5 mm Hg for fornix, p > 0.900). Postoperative bleb height, extent, and vascularity, as well as chamber depth were statistically similar between groups (p > 0.05). Postoperative complications were similar between groups. This study indicates that both fornix- and limbus-based flaps may be used safely and effectively when performing a trabeculectomy combined with phacoemulsification.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stewart, WC; Crinkley, CM; Carlson, AN

Published Date

  • 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 88 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 141 - 151

PubMed ID

  • 7781481

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-4486

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01204611


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands