I have heard there are some newer surgical procedures which are safer than trabeculectomy. What are these?

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Since the last decade or so, there are a few newer procedures which are “non-penetrating”, i.e. the anterior chamber of the eye is not entered. This is supposed to avoid the dangers of causing too low a pressure after surgery. However, these procedures have a marginally less percentage of success in the long term and are technically a little more difficult to perform.

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Dr. Quresh B. Maskati, President (2014-2015) at All India Ophthalmological Society Gold medallist in DOMS. Passed MS (ophth) in 1983 at 1st attempt. Super specialised in diseases of cornea and anterior segment in Rochester and Boston, USA. Is the only ophthalmologist in the world with extensive experience in both the Pintucci and the Boston Keratoprosthesis. Specialties Squint, paediatric ophthalmology, cornea and ocular surface disorders, keratoprosthesis surgery and research, oculoplasty and LASIK