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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-28

Combined extracapsular cataract extraction with ahmed glaucoma valve implantation in phacomorphic glaucoma

Gurunanak Eye Centre, New Delhi, India

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Jaya Chandra Das
Gurunanak Eye Centre, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 12090083

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Purpose: To report a retrospective analysis of a combined procedure of extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) with heparin surface modified (HSM) posterior chamber intraocular lens (PCIOL) implantation along with primary Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implantation in an attempt to optimize visual acuity gains and intraocular pressure (IOP) control in patients with phacomorphic glaucoma. Methods: ECCE with HSM PC IOL and AGV implantation was performed through two separate incisions in 15 patients diagnosed with phacomorphic glaucoma. Postoperative improvement in visual acuity and IOP control were monitored. Results: A steady control of IOP was maintained in all patients with minimum anti-glaucoma medications. The average visual acuity was approximately 6/24 at 3 months. Conclusion: Superior preoperative IOP control and a shorter phacomorphic attack resulted in better postoperative vision. The successful maintenance of IOP within the desired range in this study suggests that the procedure should be performed under similar conditions.

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