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Clear lens extraction in angle-closure glaucoma patients

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Author(s): Diego T. Q. Barbosa | Ashleigh L. Levison | Shan C. Lin

Journal: International Journal of Ophthalmology
ISSN 2222-3959

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 406;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: clear lens | glaucoma | cataract | angle closure

ABSTRACT
AIM: To describe the results of 5 consecutive cases of clear lens extraction in angle closure patients for the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). METHODS: Retrospective observational case series. All angle closure patients were on two or more topical glaucoma medications and had prior laser iridotomy. Eyes underwent clear lens extraction by phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation. RESULTS: All five patients in this case series carried the diagnosis of angle-closure glaucoma and had uncontrolled IOP prior to surgery despite topical medications. After clear lens extraction three of the cases had good IOP control (IOP
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