• 1 Ophthalmology Department, Hospital Ipoh, Perak
  • 2 Ophthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Raja Muda, Kuala Lumpur
Med J Malaysia, 1997 Mar;52(1):17-25.
PMID: 10968049


A clinical audit was conducted for a 4-year period at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Ophthalmology Department in which 61 eyes of adult patients with primary glaucoma underwent trabeculectomies without antimetabolites. At a 2-year follow-up duration, successful trabeculectomies as defined by intraocular pressure below 20 mm Hg without additional glaucoma medication were 62% for primary open-angle glaucoma, 48% for primary acute angle-closure glaucoma and 43% for chronic angle-closure glaucoma. 50.8% of eyes were without complications while 49.2% had complications. Shallow anterior chamber (22.9%) and hyphaema (19.7%) were the two commonest complications.

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