Glaucoma is a leading cause of worldwide blindness. Surgical methods for treatment of glaucoma usually are applied at the maximum medical and/or laser treatment resistant, uncontrolled intraocular pressure (IOP). In the evolution of glaucoma surgery there are several intraocular pressure lowering operations. The aim of this article is to show essential advantages and disadvantages of penetrating and non-penetrating glaucoma surgery. Presented clinical case demonstrates importance of the timely diagnosis and most appropriate treatment. Even the latest surgical techniques at far-advanced glaucoma cases not always are able to stabilize the progression of the process.
Keyword(s): Trabeculectomy, tube shunt, trabectome, canaloplasty, complication.
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