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Laser cataract surgery in post-trabeculectomy eyes

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Session Title: Cataract Surgery Special Cases II

Session Date/Time: Monday 15/09/2014 | 16:30-18:30

Paper Time: 17:00

Venue: Auditorium

First Author: : T.Roberts AUSTRALIA

Co Author(s): :    M. Lawless   C. Hodge   G. Sutton        

Abstract Details


To review short and long-term safety and efficacy outcomes in a cohort of post-trabeculectomy glaucoma patients undergoing femtosecond laser cataract surgery (LCS) with the LenSx system.


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8 patients with glaucoma who had previous trabeculectomy surgery underwent LCS. Short term (surgical) outcomes were noted. Patients were followed for a minimum of 6 months. Bleb morphology, intraoperative pressure (IOP), visual fields and retinal nerve fibre analysis were monitored for changes


No increased difficulties with docking or intra-bleb haemorrhages were noted following the laser procedure. Bleb morphology remained stable at 6 months. There were no clinical or statistical differences in visual field or retinal nerve fibre parameters at follow up (P > 0.05).


In this initial group of potentially high-risk post-trabeculectomy patients, LCS appears safe and effective. A new patient interface and upgraded software now allows LCS to be performed with shorter docking time (< 60-90 seconds), lower energy levels (6-8┬ÁJ) and with minimal IOP rise from baseline (16mmHg).

Financial Interest:

One or more of the authors... receives nonNONEmonetary benefits from a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented.

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