Green’s Trephine for Glaucoma
Green’s trephine was invented in 1931 by Aaron S. Green, M.D., Louis D. Green, M.D. and Martin I. Green, M.D. in 1931. They published on it in the Archives of Ophthalmology. This automated trephine was developed to be a non-traumatic way to created a hole between the anterior chamber of the eye and the subconjunctival space. This was done to alleviate excessive eye pressure and treat the underlying open angle glaucoma.