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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 743-745

The effect of phacoemulsification surgery on intraocular pressure and anterior segment anatomy of the patients with cataract and ocular hypertension


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Clinics, Turkish Red Crescent Hospital, Konya, Turkey
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey
3 Konya Eye Centre, Konya, Turkey
4 Department of Ophthalmology, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
5 Department of Ophthalmology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Servet Cetinkaya
Ophthalmology Clinics, Turkish Red Crescent Hospital (Kizilay Hastanesi), Sukran Mh., Taskapu Medrese Sok. No: 15, Meram, 42200, Konya
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.171020

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We evaluated the effect of phacoemulsification surgery on intraocular pressure (IOP), anterior chamber depth (ACD), iridocorneal angle (ICA), and central corneal thickness (CCT) of the patients with cataract and ocular hypertension. The decrease in IO P values of the 1 st week, 1 st month, 3 rd month, 6 th month, and 1 st year was statistically significant, but that of the 2 nd year was not significant. The increase in ACD and ICA values of the 1 st week, 1 st month, 3 rd month, 6 th month, and 1 st year was statistically significant, but that of the 2 nd year was not significant. The increase in CCT values of 1 st week and 1 st month was statistically significant, but those of 3 rd month, 6 th month, 1 st year, and 2 nd year were not significant. In conclusion, phacoemulsification surgery decreases IOP and increases ACD and ICA in the short-term. However, in the long-term it does not cause any significant changes.


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