PRIMARY CONGENITAL GLAUCOMA;
COMPARE THE SURGICAL OUTCOME BETWEEN MODIFIED TRABECULOTOMY V/S COMBINED MODIFIED TREBECULOTOMY & TREBECULECTOMY IN PRIMARY CONGENITAL GLAUCOMA.
Objectives: The objective of this study is to compare the surgical outcome between modified trabeculotomy v/s combined modified trebeculotomy & trebeculectomy in primary congenital glaucoma. Study Design: Interventional case series. Setting: Paediatric Ophthalmology Department, Chandka Medical College. Period: June 2016 to June 2017. Method: This is a comparative study done to compare the outcomes of trabeculectomy and combined trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy. For comparison a prospective interventional study conducted in paediatric ophthalmology, Chandka Medical College during the duration of August 2014 to August 2016 was chosen. After examination by slit lamp and under anaesthesia, combined modified trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy was performed. Results: A total of 45 eyes of 29 patients with primary congenital glaucoma underwent modified trabeculotomy, 15 (51.72%) were males and 14 (48.28%) were females. Mean age of patients was 2.29 ± 3.70 years. On the other hand, combined modified trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy was performed in 22 eyes of 17 patients out of which 08 (47.06%) were males and 09 (52.94%) were females. Mean age ± standard deviation was 3.37 ± 4.40 years. Statistically significant reduction in IOP, corneal diameter and axial length were found. Conclusion: Combined trabeculotomy-trabeculectomy has better outcomes than trabeculotomy alone. It requires greater surgical expertise and time. Higher success rates are reported in previous studies due to dual outflow of aqueous humour.