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July 1955

Report on Thirteen Eyes Treated by Goniopuncture

Author Affiliations

From the Glaucoma Clinic of the Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;54(1):59-65. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930020061009

Thirteen eyes (nine patients), 8 with congenital glaucoma, 2 with juvenile glaucoma, 2 with congenital aniridia and glaucoma, and 1 with glaucoma secondary to surgery of congenital cataract, were treated by goniopuncture. This procedure was chosen because of its simplicity and infrequency of operative and postoperative complications, and because the advanced stage of many of the eyes almost precluded the successful employment of other procedures.

The procedure as described by Scheie,1 in 1950, was employed in all cases. No operative complications were encountered. The procedure was successful in controlling the tension in nine eyes. It failed in two eyes and was of questionable value in two eyes with congenital glaucoma. The success or failure of the procedure in the two eyes questioned could not be definitely determined because at the date of follow-up the infant was too ill to withstand general anesthesia. Among the nine eyes successfully treated can be

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