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Long-term outcomes of combined cataract extraction and trabeculotomy by the internal approach (trabectome) for coexisting cataract and open-angle glaucoma: 5 year follow-up

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Session Title: Cataract Surgery & Glaucoma

Session Date/Time: Sunday 23/09/2018 | 14:00-16:00

Paper Time: 14:24

Venue: Room A3, Podium 1

First Author: : S.Hashemian IRAN

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Abstract Details


To provide the long-term efficacy and safety of surgery with Trabectome combined with phacoemulsification in primary open-angle glaucoma over 5 years.


Eye research centre, Rassoul Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences and Iranian Eye Clinic, Tehran, IRAN.


In this prospective, interventional case series, 18 consecutive eyes that have had combined phacoemulsification with Trabectome were included. The main outcome measures were change in intraocular pressure (IOP), glaucoma medication use, surgical reintervention rate and the rate of complications.


Mean preoperative IOP was reduced from 17.67 to 13.78 mmHg at one year and to 15.0 at five years (P < 0.05). There was a corresponding drop in glaucoma medications from 2.31at baseline to 1.00 at one year and 1.17at five years (P < 0.01). The pre-operative BCVA was improved from 0.60 to 0.09 at one year, and 0.12 at five year(P < 0.01). The only complication was transient blood reflux resolving within a few days, No vision-threatening complication occurred. More than 20% reduction of IOP was seen in 55.6% at one year and 38.9% at five years post operatively.


Combined phacoemulsification and Trabectome significantly lowers IOP and use of glaucoma medication, and provide early visual rehabilitation with long-term stable outcomes.

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