Filtering procedures for glaucoma in Africans are considered to be failures owing to their propensity for increased fibrosis. However, favourable results from trabeculectomy in African patients with glaucoma are reported. Most of these are from such modifications of technique as non-suturing of flaps, sclerectomy, posterior lip cautery, or administration of high doses of steroids. In this study 95.4% success with a virtual absence of complications is reported from a standard technique of trabeculectomy and no steroids.
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