Visusentwicklung nach Trabekulektomie - eine retrospektive Studie

Translated title of the contribution: Visual outcome after trabeculectomy - A retrospective study

L. Dülli, N. Winkler, M. Töteberg-Harms, J. Funk, C. Schweier

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Background: Trabeculectomy (TE) is the standard operation for glaucoma. An alternative interventional treatment of glaucoma is the cyclophotocoagulation (CPC). In a data analysis in 2012, a visual loss was found after transscleral CPC. The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome after TE. Patients and Methods: 91 patients with pseudoexfoliation (n=38), open angle (n=22), normal tension (n=8), congenital (n=1) and secondary glaucoma (n=22) were included. The follow-up time was 24 months. Intraocular pressure (IOP), best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and the total number of antiglaucoma drugs (AGD) were recorded. Results: The mean age was 68.18±12.12 years. Mean IOP reduction after 24 months was 14.76±10.62mmHg (-49%, p<0.001). On average, 2.34±1.17 (-85%, p<0.001) AGDs could be reduced. A mean BCVA decrease of 0.15 logMAR (±0.26, p<0.001) was found. Conclusion: TE is a successful method for lowering the IOD. However, postoperative visual loss is possible.

Translated title of the contributionVisual outcome after trabeculectomy - A retrospective study
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)399-404
Number of pages6
JournalKlinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • glaucoma
  • glaucoma surgery
  • primary intervention
  • trabeculectomy
  • visual loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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