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© Nurhayati Abdul Kadir, Syed Shoeb Ahmad, Shuaibah Abdul Ghani, Mae-Lyn Catherine Bastion, 2019
Nurhayati Abdul Kadir
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Syed Shoeb Ahmad
Hospital Queen Elizabeth I
Shuaibah Abdul Ghani
Sabah Women and Children's Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Mae-Lyn Catherine Bastion
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
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Ahmad’s modified trabeculectomy technique
Vol 16 No 4 (2019): Asian Journal of Opthalmology
Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
Published: Nov 23, 2019
Aim or purpose: To present a modified technique of trabeculectomy.
Design: Ahmad’s modified trabeculectomy technique aims to utilize subtle modifications to the classical trabeculectomy technique in order to achieve a better filtering bleb leading to lesser complications.
Methods: Retrospective interventional case series.
Results: Thirty-four patients underwent this surgery. There was a significant difference in the preoperative and postoperative median intraocular pressure (IOP; z = 3.928; p < 0.001). The postoperative IOP (median = 12) was significantly lower than the preoperative IOP (median = 28; interquartile range = 9).
Conclusion: This modification can prove to be an effective method to reduce IOP with minimal complications.