Annals of Biomedical Sciences

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Micro – trephination glaucoma surgery in Nigerians (a preliminary report)

M J Waziri-Erameh, C U Ukponmwan, A E Omoti


This is a preliminary report on eleven serial eyes that had micro-trephination glaucoma surgery at University of Benin Teaching Hospital and DDS Eye Surgery, Benin City between Jan. 1995 and Dec. 1998. Out of these, seven eyes had successful intraocular pressure reduction with average reduction ranging from 6mmHg to 17mmHg while four eyes had unsatisfactory intraocular pressure reduction with average being 2mmHg. The complications encountered were very minimal. It is recommended that Nigerian Ophthalmologists should consider micro-trephination glaucoma surgery as an effective, cheap and simple alternative surgery with minimal risk in intra ocular pressure reduction in developing countries.

Keywords: Microtrephination, Glaucoma Surgery, Intra ocular pressure.

Annals of Biomedical Science Vol. 1 (1) 2002: pp. 62-69
AJOL African Journals Online