International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Ophthalmology | Cambodia | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 5.2 / 10


Trabeculectomy Outcome in 56 Eyes of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma at Takeo Eye Hospital, Cambodia

Sophal HENG [3] | Chheng Y HAM [3]


Abstract: Purpose: This study aims to find out the outcome of trabeculectomy in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) in at least 6 months follow-up in terms of intraocular pressure reduction at Takeo Eye Hospital from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016. Methods: A retrospective study on 56 eyes (56 patients) with Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) which underwent trabeculectomy in patients who are over 40 years old were selected. Post-operative complete success was defined as IOP ?21 mmHg without any antiglaucoma drug, qualified success was described as IOP ?21 mmHg with medication, while failure was termed when IOP >21 mmHg with medication. Results: There were 56 eyes (56 patients) were selected and came to the data analysis. Among 56 patients, there were 39 (69.64 %) female and 19 (30.36 %) males. Of the study population, the age ranges from 41 to 69 and we noticed that the group of patients who were in 51 to 60 years of age represented the biggest number 26 eyes (46.43 %). In total 56 patients, the greatest number of patients came from Takeo province (42.86 %) and the provinces or city nearby. At final visit, the study showed complete success rate was obtained in 25 eyes (44.64 %), qualified success achieved in 14 eyes (25 %), while other 17 eyes (30.36 %) failed. Conclusion: This retrospective study indicates a moderate success rate (44.64%) for trabeculectomy in terms of IOP outcome. Considering the potential for improved outcomes, combining antimetabolites into trabeculectomy protocols is recommended to improve surgical efficacy and enhance the quality of life of glaucoma patients in our country.


Keywords: primary open-angle glaucoma, trabeculectomy, intraocular pressure


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,


Pages: 771 - 775


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