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September 1995

360° Trabeculotomy for Primary Congenital Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. The authors have no proprietary interest in the technique discussed herein.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(9):1200-1202. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100090126034

We have refined a technique for performing 360° trabeculotomy in a single procedure using a 6-0 polypropylene (Prolene) suture fragment and have used it in 15 patients (26 eyes) with primary congenital glaucoma. The refined technique can be performed via a single nasal surgical site. This procedure avoids many of the difficulties encountered with metal trabeculotomes and preserves conjunctiva should further glaucoma surgery be necessary.