The Burden of Proof
The glaucoma subspecialty is now at a turning point. But new approaches, including MIGS, must be based on high-quality evidence – and that means more randomized controlled trials.
Kaweh Mansouri | | Opinion
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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