Sutureless Deep Sclerectomy: A Preliminary Report

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Abstract

This study describes a modification of deep sclerectomy, making it completely sutureless, with a 6-month follow-up period. This was a prospective pilot phase that included 24 eyes of 16 patients, 13 male individuals and 3 female individuals, with medically uncontrolled open-angle glaucomas despite maximally tolerated medical therapy. After excising the deep flap, no sutures are added to the superficial scleral flap or to the conjunctiva. A statistically significant reduction of the intraocular pressure was reported during all the follow-up visits without serious complications.

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