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Title: Trabeculectomy - Success rates in a Singapore hospital
Authors: Tan, C.
Chew, P.T.K. 
Lum, W.L.
Chee, C.
Keywords: Glaucoma
Oriental
Success rate
Trabeculectomy
Issue Date: Oct-1996
Source: Tan, C., Chew, P.T.K., Lum, W.L., Chee, C. (1996-10). Trabeculectomy - Success rates in a Singapore hospital. Singapore Medical Journal 37 (5) : 505-507. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Previously published papers on the success of trabeculectomy as a treatment for glaucoma show success rates between 67% and 84%. The success rate of trabeculectomy in Afro-Carribean patients was observed to be lower than in Caucasian patients. It has been commonly believed that the success rate of trabeculectomy in Oriental/Asian eyes would lie somewhere between these. We reviewed the records of 51 consecutive trabeculectomies performed in the National University Hospital, Singapore and found that our success rate was lower - 43.1% overall and 48.7% for primary glaucomas.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133796
ISSN: 00375675
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