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Glaucoma following pediatric cataract surgery: incidence and risk factors

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Session Title: Paediatric Cataract Surgery

Session Date/Time: Monday 07/10/2013 | 16:30-18:00

Paper Time: 16:36

Venue: Forum (Ground Floor)

First Author: : W.Kim SOUTH KOREA

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To evaluate the incidence and risk factors of glaucoma after pediatric cataract surgery


Department of Ophthalmology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University, College of Medicine, Maryknoll Hospital, Busan, Korea


We retrospectively reviewed 173 eyes which underwent pediatric cataract surgery June 1998 to December 2009. The following parameters were ascertained: sex, laterality of cataract, age at diagnosis, age at surgery, cataract type, operation methods, optic capture, axial length (AXL), keratometry, follow-up period, and association of general abnormality.


Out of the 173 eyes reviewed, 8.6% were diagnosed with glaucoma. The factors not significantly different in the glaucoma group compared to the non-gluacoma group were sex, laterality of cataract, age at diagnosis, AXL, and keratometry (p > 0.05). The incidence of glaucoma was significantly higher in the aphakic group compared to the pseudophakic group. young age at surgery, no optic capture, pars plana lensectomy, sulcus IOL implpantation, and nuclear type cataract were significantly associated with increased risk of postoperative glaucoma (p < 0.05)


Patients with several pedictors of postoperative glaucoma which may affect visual acuity may require extensive postoperative care after pediatric cataract surgery.

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