Speaker: Cataract surgery, goniosynechialysis together increase IOP control in angle closure glaucoma

WASHINGTON — Cataract removal and goniosynechialysis work together to lower IOP in patients with angle closure glaucoma and significant synechiae, possibly avoiding further surgery, a speaker said here. Even though phacoemulsification alone may result in significant widening of the anterior chamber angle, combining goniosynechialysis with the cataract surgery could achieve better IOP control while also avoiding a trabeculectomy, Marlene R. Moster, MD, told colleagues at the American Glaucoma Society meeting.

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