goniotomy


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Related to goniotomy: Trabeculectomy, trabeculotomy

goniotomy

 [go″ne-ot´ah-me]
an operation for glaucoma; it consists in opening Schlemm's canal under direct vision.

go·ni·ot·o·my

(gō'nē-ot'ŏ-mē),
Surgical opening of the trabecular meshwork in congenital glaucoma.
[G. gōnia, angle, + tomē, incision]

goniotomy

/go·ni·ot·o·my/ (go´ne-ot´ah-me) an operation for glaucoma; it consists in opening Schlemm's canal under direct vision.

goniotomy

(gō′nē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical opening of the vascular structure encircling the cornea by way of the angle of the anterior chamber of the eye to treat congenital glaucoma.

goniotomy

[gōn′ē·ot′əmē]
an operation performed to remove any obstruction to the flow of aqueous humor in the front chamber of the eye. The procedure is commonly done in patients with congenital glaucoma.

go·ni·ot·o·my

(gō'nē-ot'ŏ-mē)
Surgical opening of the trabecular meshwork in congenital glaucoma.
[G. gōnia, angle, + tomē, incision]

goniotomy

An operation to open up the abnormal internal drainage angle in congenital GLAUCOMA.

goniotomy

A surgical procedure aimed at lowering intraocular pressure by making an incision through the trabecular meshwork to ease the outflow of aqueous humour into Schlemm's canal. This procedure is used principally in congenital glaucoma.

goniotomy

an operation for glaucoma; it consists in opening Schlemm's canal under direct vision.
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sup][16] reported the success rate on 39 eyes with late-recognized PCG undergoing goniotomy between 1 and 2 years was better than that of between 2 and 4 years, and 2–4 years was better than that of older than 4 years.
Prognosis of goniotomy in primary infantile glaucoma (trabeculodysgenesis).
Goniotomy versus circumferential trabeculotomy with an illuminated microcatheter in congenital glaucoma.
Correlation of postoperative axial length growth and intraocular pressure in congenital glaucoma – A retrospective study in trabeculotomy and goniotomy.
Goniotomy for glaucoma secondary to chronic childhood uveitis.
Therapeutic goniotomy, a procedure that dissects iris tissue adhesions that are connected to the trabecular meshwork, has shown poor success rates (between 0% and 20%) [13, 18, 20].
Prophylactic goniotomy seems to be efficient for the prevention of glaucoma when early signs of angle changes are found and a success rate between 89% and 100% was recorded.
This can be achieved by incising the meshwork ab interno or ab externo, with goniotomy or trabeculotomy, respectively.
The advantages of goniotomy is not to disturb the conjunctiva if filtering surgery is subsequently needed, but this procedure requires an adequate view of the trabecular meshwork.
The advantages of trabeculotomy ab externo over goniotomy have been reported by Luntz.
A comparison of viscogoniotomy with classical goniotomy in Turkish patients.