Intraocular Pressure Following Phacoemulsification and Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation for Advanced Glaucoma: 1-Year Outcomes

Jose Morales, Masaoud Al Qahtani, Rajiv Khandekar, Sami Al Shahwan, Sami Al Odhayb, Faisal Al Mobarak, Deepak P. Edward

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate changes in intraocular pressure (IOP), vision, and medications at least 1 year after phacoemulsification combined with endocyclophotocoagulation for advanced glaucoma and cataract. Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted on patients with advanced glaucoma who underwent phacoemulsification combined with endocyclophotocoagulation at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital between 2005 and 2012. Data were collected on patient demographics, type of glaucoma, IOP over time, best-corrected visual acuity, number of glaucoma medications, comorbidities, and previous surgeries. Absolute success was defined as IOP≤15 mm Hg without medication and qualified success was IOP≤15 mm Hg with medications. Statistical significance was indicated by P0.05). Only 48 (46%) patients required >3 medications for IOP control compared with 78 (75%) patients before surgery. Conclusions: At ≥1 year postoperatively, the absolute success rate of treating advanced glaucoma by endocyclophotocoagulation and phacoemulsification was low. However, medication burden was reduced. Owing to the significant variation in the success rate based on the type of glaucoma, patients with advanced glaucoma should be carefully selected and counseled.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e157-e162
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 19 2015

Keywords

  • cataract
  • endocyclophotocoagulation
  • glaucoma
  • intraocular pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Medicine(all)

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