Predicted refraction versus refraction outcome in cataract surgery after trabeculectomy

Marcus S. Muallem, Gregory A. Nelson, Smajo Osmanovic, Richard Quinones, Marlos Viana, Deepak P. Edward

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To determine whether the manifest refraction after cataract surgery in eyes that had undergone previous trabeculectomy was different from the predicted refraction. SETTING: University-based tertiary glaucoma service and 3 glaucoma private practices. METHODS: Retrospective, interventional, case-control study. The medical records of patients with glaucoma and medically treated glaucoma suspects who underwent cataract extraction between January 1, 2004 and February 11, 2006 were reviewed. The axial length was measured by contact A-scan ultrasonography. The study group included 27 eyes of 25 patients who underwent phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation after trabeculectomy, whereas the control group included 52 eyes of 49 glaucoma patients or medically treated glaucoma suspects who underwent phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation only. The main outcome measure was the difference between the postphacoemulsification manifest refraction and predicted refraction between the 2 groups. RESULTS: The difference between the mean final refraction and mean predicted refraction in the study group (-0.852±1.056 D) and the control group (-0.501±0.542 D) was not statistically significant (P=0.115). The mean intraocular pressure in the study group decreased significantly after trabeculectomy (25.9±8.9 to 9.6±4.3 mm Hg, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-287
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cataract surgery
  • IOL calculation
  • Refractive outcome
  • Trabeculectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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