goniotomy


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Related to goniotomy: Trabeculectomy, trabeculotomy
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go·ni·ot·o·my

n. goniotomía, procedimiento para tratar el glaucoma congénito.
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Common surgical therapies include trabeculectomy, trabeculotomy, and goniotomy in infants and children, as well as valve drainage implants, non-penetrating sclerectomy, procedures in adults.
The anterior chamber maintainer, which facilitates ophthalmological surgical procedures and reduces iatrogenic damage to the iris, corneal endothelium, and lens, has been used in the management of hard nuclear cataract lens [3], subluxation in young patients [4], endoscopic goniotomy [5], traumatic hyphaemas [6], congenital pupillary-irislens membrane [7], and spherophakia [8].
360-degree goniotomy with the TRAB360 can be used as a standalone procedure or combined with cataract surgery.
Although traditional surgical procedures for the management of pediatric glaucoma, such as goniotomy, trabeculotomy, and combined trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy have high success rates when performed as initial surgical procedures(1,2), many of the children with pediatric glaucoma will require other forms of surgical therapy to achieve adequate control of intraocular pressure (IOP).
In principle, early surgical intervention is crucial in the disease prognosis.[sup][3] Previous studies have reported that goniotomy and trabeculotomy are the preferred initial surgical intervention for PCG.[sup][4],[5] The early literature suggested that the surgical prognosis of PCG was poor in children born with glaucoma.[sup][6] Goniotomy is the most traditional surgical procedures, and its success rates in children born with glaucoma were only 25%.[sup][6] Recently, Mandal et al.
(67,68,69) Glaucoma drainage implant surgery and goniotomy are other surgical methods that may be employed in pediatric uveitis patients.
Prophylactic goniotomy has been found to be quite effective in the prevention of glaucoma in patients with aniridia.
Surgical treatment includes procedures used for treating glaucoma (argon laser trabeculoplasty, goniotomy, trabeculotomy, trabeculectomy with or without associated topical antimetabolites, surgery with implantation of glaucoma drainage devices and cyclocryotherapy or cyclophotocoagulation) and a prophylactic procedure (prophylactic goniotomy) [1, 13].
Goniotomy is one procedure that can be used and involves the removal of tissue with the aid of a goniolens, thus relieving the compressive forces on the anterior part of the uvea and the trabecular network.
surgical options are goniotomy, trabeculotomy, aqueous shunt procedures or cyclodestructive procedures.