Neovascular glaucoma occurs in 7% of PDR eyes 1 year after vitrectomy

Younger men with proliferative diabetic retinopathy, a higher baseline IOP, preoperative neovascularization in the anterior chamber angle and neovascular glaucoma in the fellow eye are at an increased risk of neovascular glaucoma after vitrectomy, a study found.Neovascular glaucoma developed in 27 of 512 patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy who underwent vitrectomy and were followed for a mean of 422 days, according to the retrospective study.

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