Thermal cauterization of no benefit in phacotrabeculectomy

Bechtel, Bryan
July 2009
Ocular Surgery News;7/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 13, p18
Academic Journal
The article reports on the discussion on thermal cauterization by surgeon Patrick Hageman at the Kiawah Eye conference held in Kiawah Island, South Carolina from May 28-31, 2009. He said that thermal cauterization of the fistula is of no benefit during phacotrabeculectomy and that there is no difference in visual acuity or safety outcomes with and without cauterization.


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