Clinical observation of microcatheter assisted trabeculotomy on the treatment of childhood glaucoma
Authors: Yang Xiaoyuan1, Wang Huaizhou2, Gao Chuanwen3, Wang Bo3, Li Haijun1, Dong Yangceng1
DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn. 2095-0160.2019.06.013
1Henan Eye Hospital, Henan Eye Institute, Henan Provincial People’s Hospital, Zhengzhou 450003; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Capital Medical University Beijing Tongren Hospital, Beijing 100730, China; 3Department of Ophthalmology, Zhengzhou Second People’s Hospital, Zhengzhou 450006, China
Corresponding author：Wang Huaizhou，Email：email@example.com
Published Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2019, 37(6):467-471.
Microcatheter-assisted circumferential trabeculotomy
Illuminated microcatheter-assisted circumferential trabeculotomy for childhood glaucomayous eye was performed. Bulbar conjunctiva was cut parallel to corneal limbus at 12:00 meridian. Lamellar scleral flap was made with the thickness of 1/2 sclera and size of 4 mm × 4 mm by a 1.25 mm tunnel knife. A deep sclera incision across scleral process to Schlemm tube was carried out at 0.5 mm inside the shallow scleral incision under the lamellar scleral flap. Illuminated microcatheter was used to insert the Schlemm tube for circumferential 360º and than pulled the microcatheter to cut the wall of Schlemm tube. The bulbar conjunctiva was closed with 8-0 absorbable sutures.