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March 1930

GLAUCOMA: FACTORS UNDERLYING SUCCESS IN TREPHINING

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SAN FRANCISCO

Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;3(3):297-300. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810050049003
Abstract

The general feeling of pessimism concerning the results obtained by the surgical treatment of patients with glaucoma seems sufficient justification for this paper. Our experience, until three years ago, was in agreement with that recently reported by Parker and others and led to the trial of the various surgical procedures but without raising the general average of successful operations above that of other operators.

In 1927, we started an investigation to determine which of the different operations for glaucoma gave the best results. The cases studied date back to 1911. It was found that the results were slightly in favor of trephining and were better during the earlier than during the later years of our practice, when greater experience should have resulted in better operations. We were at first unable to explain why in similar eyes and apparently following the same technic, one trephining should prove successful while another was

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