Chat highlights non penetrating glaucoma surgery july 25 2001 norma devine editor on wednesday july 25 2001 dr rick wilson a glaucoma specialist at wills and the glaucoma chat group discussed non penetrating glaucoma surgery. Success of iop control over time following non penetrating glaucoma surgery the symbols represent reported results of separate studies as identified by their principal investigators there is a trend towards diminished iop control over time as illustrated. Making the case for nonpenetrating surgery although not yet widely used in the united states this type of glaucoma surgery is winning over many surgeons the idea of using nonpenetrating surgery to lower intraocular pressure has been around for a number of years. In the 1960s krasnov1 began to develop what became known as non penetrating glaucoma surgery npgs the sinusotomy he described consisted of de roofing schlemms canal from 10 2 oclock via an external approach and then covering the canal with conjunctiva with little post operative detail in the report plus the need for an operating microscope the procedure was never
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