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Trabeculectomy versus trabeculotomy in congenital glaucoma.
  1. S C Debnath,
  2. K D Teichmann and
  3. K Salamah
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


    Congenital glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness in children and is more common in Saudi Arabia than in Western countries, perhaps owing to the prevalence of consanguinity with families. Trabeculotomy has given poorer in Saudi Arabia than elsewhere. This study compared the results of trabeculotomy (67% success rate) with trabeculectomy (54% success rate), and reports fewer complications following trabeculotomy.

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