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Uveo-scleral outflow pathways after ultrasonic cyclocoagulation in refractory glaucoma: an anterior segment optical coherence tomography and in vivo confocal study
  1. Rodolfo Mastropasqua1,
  2. Luca Agnifili2,
  3. Vincenzo Fasanella2,
  4. Lisa Toto2,
  5. Lorenza Brescia2,
  6. Silvio Di Staso3,
  7. Emanuele Doronzo2,
  8. Giorgio Marchini1
  1. 1Ophthalmology Unit, Department of Neurological, Neuropsychological, Morphological and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
  2. 2Department of Medicine and Ageing Science, Ophthalmology Clinic, University G. d'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy
  3. 3Department of Surgical Science, Ophthalmic Clinic, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Luca Agnifili, Ophthalmology Clinic, Via dei Vestini snc, Chieti 66100, Italy; l.agnifili{at}unich.it

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  • RM and LA contributed equally to this work and share primary authorship.

  • Contributors RM: writing the article; critical revision of the article. LA: conception and design; writing the article; critical revision of the article. VF: provision of patients; performing examinations; statistical contribution. LT: writing the article; performing examinations. LB: provision of patients; performing examinations; data collection. SDS: literature research; data collection. ED: literature research; critical revision of the article. GM: critical revision and final approval of the article.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Institutional Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The present study contributed to clarifying the mechanism of action of ultrasonic cyclocoagulation in patients with refractory glaucoma. Particularly, we documented a scleral architecture rearrangement, which enhances trans-scleral aqueous humour drainage.

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Footnotes

  • RM and LA contributed equally to this work and share primary authorship.

  • Contributors RM: writing the article; critical revision of the article. LA: conception and design; writing the article; critical revision of the article. VF: provision of patients; performing examinations; statistical contribution. LT: writing the article; performing examinations. LB: provision of patients; performing examinations; data collection. SDS: literature research; data collection. ED: literature research; critical revision of the article. GM: critical revision and final approval of the article.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Institutional Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The present study contributed to clarifying the mechanism of action of ultrasonic cyclocoagulation in patients with refractory glaucoma. Particularly, we documented a scleral architecture rearrangement, which enhances trans-scleral aqueous humour drainage.

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