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Recent trends in glaucoma surgery in Scotland, England and Wales
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    Recent trends in glaucoma surgery, accurately assessed? - A case for updated coding?
    • Andrew Walkden, Trainee Ophthalmologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • 1= Primary Author :Mrs Archana Bhan-Bhargava1 Royal Preston Hospital NHS England, Dr Andrew Walkden Royal Preston Hospital, NHS England, Mr Nitin Anand Cheltenham and Gloucester, NHS England, Mr Vincent Dubois University Hospital Aintree, NHS England, Dr

    We read with interest the recent article by Murphy, et al*. The authors report a six-fold increase in the use of glaucoma drainage devices (GDDs) between 2003 and 2012. They also note that non-penetrating glaucoma surgery (NPGS) and minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) were not analyzed due to the small numbers being undertaken. One confounder is MIGS have the same code as for GDDs & have been in the UK since...

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