Sustained IOP lowering a main reason to perform phaco in glaucoma patients

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii β€” Among the reasons to perform phacoemulsification in patients with glaucoma, sustained lowering of IOP is at the top of the list, according to a speaker.β€œThe IOP-lowering effect has been known for quite some time,” Kuldev Singh, MD, said at Hawaiian Eye 2013, citing literature dating back to 1996. Furthermore, the literature suggests that this pressure-lowering effect also occurs in eyes without glaucoma that undergo phacoemulsification, and the effect is even greater in eyes with exfoliation syndrome.

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