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Reduced intraocular pressure after phacoemulsification patients with chronic angle-closure glaucoma

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First Author: B.Sezgin Akcay TURKEY

Co Author(s):    E. Kardes   T. Bozkurt   G. Kiray   A. Ergin     

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To evaluate the effect of cataract surgery on intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with chronic angle-closure glaucoma (ACG) .


Ümraniye reserach and training hospital, ophthalmology clinic.


Patients with chronic ACG who had cataract surgery were reviewed. All eyes had previous laser iridotomies. Data recorded included preoperative and postoperative IOP.


The charts of 25 patients (25 eyes) were reviewed. The mean reduction IOP in all eyes was 3.66 mm Hg , with 89 % having a decrease in IOP. The mean decrease in IOP was 5.1 mm Hg in eyes with a preoperative IOP above 20 mm Hg, 4.9 mm Hg in the over 18 to 20 mm Hg group, 2.5 mm Hg in the over 15 to 18 mm Hg group, and 1.7 mm Hg in the 15 mm Hg or less group. The mean follow-up was 2.5 years ± 1.3 (SD).


Cataract surgery reduced IOP in patients with chronic ACG. The magnitude of reduction was highly correlated with preoperative IOP .

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