Microstent preferred for combined phaco and angle surgery

NEW ORLEANS — Combined phacoemulsification and angle surgery with a microstent improves safety and clinical outcomes in glaucoma surgery, a speaker told colleagues here. Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, elucidated three surgical pearls for the combined procedure during Glaucoma Subspecialty Day preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. “Phacoemulsification is a platform for improving aqueous outflow,” Ahmed said. “The premise of microstenting is really based on safety, establishing and re-establishing physiologic outflow and, of course, utilizing flow to prevent hypotony. ... This is designed to be a very complex procedure (Read more...)

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