or congenital glaucoma is essentially surgical, with surgeries espicially meant for these young eyes and their particular glaucoma conditioon.
Mediacal therapy (using glaucoma eye drops) in congenital glaucoma can not be used for any prolonged duration for several reasons; their weak efficacy in this young age group and potential major side effects on the general health. Furthermore, there is no sufficient long-term studies on their role in scientific literature.
Conventional techniques of glaucoma surgery used in adults have a very low success rate when used in children. The use of certain chemicals to augment the success of these surgerries, though effective for a short term, leads to significant side effects later on in life.
Dr Khalil is pioneering his own modifications of the best successful technique of a children glaucoma surgery called trabeculotomy. He has been invited to present his technique of modified trabeculotomy and his management of infants with congenital glaucoma in tens of prestigious international conferences. Along the past years, he has treated over 1000 children successfully with his technique. He is following up most of these children as they grow up with healthy seeing eyes
Dr Ahmad Khalil talking about congenital glaucoma in the European Society of Glaucoma in Nice, France, 2014
Dr Khalil giving a lecture on glaucoma in children in International Glaucoma Day 2011 at the prestigious Pecs University in Hungary
This child has been operated successfully by Dr Khalil in 2003, more than 9 years ago. She is being followed up ever-since with a favorable outcom.