Postoperative IOP measure helps predicting success of combined cataract, glaucoma surgery

Recent study shows that early postoperative IOP (Intraocular pressure ) can help in predicting the success rate of combined cataract and glaucoma surgery.

The study was conducted by Jorge L. García-Pérez, MD, and colleagues involving 70 eyes of 70 patients with open-angle glaucoma and cataract. They were divided into two groups based on IOP at 1 day postoperative. Group one included 35 patients with an IOP of 900 Hg or less, and group two included 35 patients with an IOP higher than 9mm Hg. Then they conducted visual acuity, IOP and slit lamp postoperative examinations at the interval of 1 and 7 days and 1, 3, 6, 12 and 24 months.

After performing the tests the result which was concluded showed that group one has more success rate than that of group two.

The report also showed that an IOP of 9 mm Hg or less on the first postoperative day after combined phacoemulsification and deep sclerectomy can be considered a positive prognostic gauge of success.

This report is been published in the August issue of Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.



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