Surgeon suggests phaco alone in mild cases of PACG

NEW ORLEANS – In cases of primary angle closure glaucoma, phacoemulsification alone may be considered in eyes with mild degree of angle closure, one surgeon told colleagues here. “I ask myself: Is there a significant cataract? If yes, I consider phaco,” Tin Aung FRCS, PhD, told colleagues at Glaucoma Subspecialty Day preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. Basing his presentation on a review of peer-reviewed published literature, Aung said that phacoemulsification alone is generally effective in improving IOP control. Adding trabeculectomy lowers IOP and results in the need for (Read more...)

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