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Journal of Glaucoma:
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2002 Survey of the American Glaucoma Society: Practice Preferences for Glaucoma Surgery and Antifibrotic Use

Joshi, Anand B MD; Parrish, Richard K II MD; Feuer, William F MS

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Purpose: To determine the preference of members of the American Glaucoma Society for the use of antifibrotic agents (mitomycin C or 5-fluorouracil or both) and glaucoma drainage devices in ten clinical settings.

Materials and Methods: Voluntary written survey of the American Glaucoma Society.

Results: American Glaucoma Society (AGS) members continue to report preference for mitomycin C use in ten clinical settings. The percent usage for glaucoma drainage devices has increased in poor prognosis scenarios including the following: neovascular glaucoma, previous failed trabeculectomy, previous ECCE/ICCE, previous PKP, previous scleral buckling surgery, and uveitic glaucoma. However, trabeculectomy and MMC continue to be more likely employed for surgical management.

Conclusion: Despite the long-term complications of bleb-related infections, no statistically significant shift in preference away from MMC use or reduction in the concentration of drug delivery was observed since the 1996 survey.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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