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    OCCLUDABLE ANGLES IN A BURMESE POPULATION

    Angle closure glaucoma is recognised as a major cause of glaucoma blindness especially in Asians. Epidemiology studies from several Asian regions have documented the high prevalence of occludalble angles. Casson and coworkers report the findings of a study of a Burmese population. In this study, the prevalence of primary angle closure glaucoma suspects was 5.7% and the prevalence of primary angle closure was 1.5%. Suspected primary angle closure in glaucoma was more common in women than in men. See page 856

    MANIPULATION FOLLOWING TRABECULECTOMY SURGERY

    The technique of trabeculectomy surgery has improved over the last 15 years with concomitant improvement in pressure management. However, many of the current techniques used for trabeculectomy surgery require significant post-operative manipulation. In a study of 119 patients, King and coworkers reported that 49% of blebs underwent massage and a similar number required at least one suture removal. 31% required at least one anti-metabolite injection. This obviously implies that intensive post-operative follow-up is mandatory for the management …

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