A pilot study of lens extraction in the management of acute primary angle-closure glaucoma.

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Journal Article

PURPOSE: To describe a pilot study of lens extraction in the management of acute primary angle-closure glaucoma (APACG) in Chinese patients. DESIGN: Interventional case series. METHODS: A prospective case series of patients presented with APACG at a tertiary eye hospital in Xiamen, China. All the patients had intensive medical treatment followed by immediate phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation under topical anesthesia. RESULTS: There were 18 patients who were seen with APACG who had phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation under topical anesthesia. There was a 9.0-mm Hg drop in mean preoperative and first day postoperative intraocular pressure (22.8 vs 13.8 mm Hg, P =.012) and a 10.2-mm Hg drop in mean preoperative and seventh-day postoperative intraocular pressure (22.8 vs 13.2 mm Hg, P =.002). CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study indicates that phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation may be useful in the treatment of primary acute angle-closure glaucoma in Chinese patients. Further study with longer follow-up is needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ming Zhi, Z; Lim, ASM; Yin Wong, T

Published Date

  • April 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 135 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 534 - 536

PubMed ID

  • 12654372

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12654372

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States