Phaco-trab, phaco-AIT yield similar outcomes up to 2 years

SEATTLE — Up to 2 years, patient outcomes were comparable after phacoemulsification trabeculectomy, or phaco-trab, or after phacoemulsification ab interno trabeculectomy, or phaco-AIT, according to a speaker here. After 2 years, however, phaco-trab success was greater. “We hypothesized that there would be a greater effect or success rate with the phaco-trab but enhanced safety with phaco-AIT,” Douglas J. Rhee, MD, said at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.

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