What are newer techniques for the surgical treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG)?

Updated: Mar 16, 2020
  • Author: Kristin Schmid Biggerstaff, MD; Chief Editor: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH  more...
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Deep sclerectomy/viscocanalostomy/with or without collagen implant – This is probably not as effective as trabeculectomy and is technically more difficult, but it is associated with less complications.

360-degree suture canaloplasty (iScience) – This is a useful alternative in infants (with congenital glaucoma or juvenile glaucoma) to trabeculotomy. In adults, suture under tension left in the Schlemm canal to further open the trabecular meshwork (similar mechanism to miotics).


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