Managing cataract and glaucoma in the developing world - Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) combined with trabeculectomy

Rengaraj Venkatesh, Rengappa Ramakrishnan, Ramasamy Krishnadas, Parthasarathy Sathyan, Alan L. Robin

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Abstract

There is a strong interrelation between surgical management of glaucoma and cataract. Performing cataract surgery alone can lower the intraocular pressure, by about 4-6 mmHg. Glaucoma and cataract are diseases whose prevalence increases with advancing age. People living in developing countries have the highest risk of developing blindness from glaucoma.1 Angle-closure glaucoma predominates in some parts of East Asia, whereas in most of the Indian subcontinent, Africa, and in Hispanic populations, open angle forms are more common.2 Treatments for glaucoma vary depending on the type of glaucoma and the setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCataract Surgery in the Glaucoma Patient
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages73-82
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780387094076
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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Venkatesh, R., Ramakrishnan, R., Krishnadas, R., Sathyan, P., & Robin, A. L. (2009). Managing cataract and glaucoma in the developing world - Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) combined with trabeculectomy. In Cataract Surgery in the Glaucoma Patient (pp. 73-82). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09408-3_7