Incidence of newly diagnosed glaucoma after phaco greater in eyes with pseudoexfoliation

SAN FRANCISCO — More new cases of glaucoma were diagnosed in pseudoexfoliation eyes compared with control eyes after phacoemulsification, according to 5-year results of the Aravind Pseudoexfoliation Study presented here.
“This is the first large-scale, long-term, prospective, comparative study evaluating pseudoexfoliation eyes undergoing phacoemulsification,” Emily Schehlein, MD, of Kellogg Eye Center, said at the American Glaucoma Society annual meeting. “We found that pseudoexfoliation without pre-existing phacodonesis or small pupils did not statistically confer an

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