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Risk factors of disease progression after cataract surgery in chronic angle-closure glaucoma patients

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First Author: C.Lee SOUTH KOREA

Co Author(s):    C. Kim   D. Kim           

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To evaluate clinical risk factors of disease progression after cataract surgery, phacoemulsification with posterior chamber intraocular lens (PCIOL) implantation, in eyes with chronic angle-closure glaucoma (CACG) and coexisting cataract.


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Setting: clinical practice Study Population: The data of 56 eyes of 45 CACG patients who had undergone uncomplicated phacoemulsification with PCIOL implantation were retrospectively analyzed. Observational Procedures Main Outcome Measures: Disease progression, Correlations between VF progression and various pre- and postoperative factors


Mean postoperative follow-up period was 45.13 ± 17.54 (24-84) months. Fourteen eyes (25%) with cataracts diagnosed with CACG progressed after phacoemulsification, but the remaining 42 eyes (75%) did not. According to univariate analysis, disease progression was significantly associated with older age, more number of pre-/postoperative antiglaucoma drugs, higher scores of preoperative pattern standard deviation, and lower scores of pre- and postoperative visual field index (VFI)( P<0.05). Using multivariate analysis, a lower score of preoperative VFI (OR: 0.86, P=0.044), and lower postoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction which was not sustained below 20% less than preoperative mean IOP were significantly correlated with disease progression after cataract surgery (OR: 8.44, P=0.048).


CACG patients with low preoperative VFI and high postoperative IOP are at risk of disease progression even after uncomplicated cataract surgery. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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