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.
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