Subconjunctival THC:YAG laser sclerostomy under a partial thickness flap

M. H. Luntz, R. D. Fliegler, J. Mastrobattista

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Holmium laser sclerostomy is a useful surgical procedure in eyes with refractory glaucoma. The success rate is 60%, comparable to the success rate with a seton, but there is a significantly lower rate of complications compared to a seton. Furthermore, the conjunctiva is minimally dissected and less surgical trauma is involved with the procedure, an advantage compared to other filtering operations. The use of a cornea-scleral flap producing a 'guarded' Holmium sclerostomy reduces the incidence of complications and there were no flat or shallow anterior chambers in the 47 eyes operated on and reviewed in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-272
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • 'Guarded' sclerostomy
  • Cornea-scleral flap
  • Holmium laser


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