The Effect of Prior Trabeculectomy on Refractive Outcomes of Cataract Surgery

We read with interest the recent article concerning the refractive outcomes after cataract surgery in patients who had a filtering bleb. We highlight that there is significant uncertainty in regard to refractive outcomes; despite intense research, we still are unable to point out those factors that are responsible for suboptimal refractive results in the modern era of cataract surgery. In fact, partial coherence interferometry is now available to determine precise axial length (AL) measurements. The corneal power is precisely calculated, and we use small-incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery and implant high-quality intraocular lenses (IOL), and yet we can observe postoperative refractive (Read more...)

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