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Subspecialties Glaucoma, Basic & Translational Research, Health Economics and Policy

The Burden of Proof

The “gold standard” of glaucoma treatment – trabeculectomy – is anything but golden. Although the procedure is 60 years old, it has largely remained unchanged, despite many attempted modifications. It is a type of surgery no ophthalmologist looks forward to performing, as its outcomes are very unpredictable – there are a host of possible early and late complications, which can be devastating for the patient.

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Kaweh Mansouri

Glaucoma specialist, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Montchoisi Clinique, Lausanne, Switzerland and Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado, Denver, US

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