The Effect Of Phacoemulsification And Intra OcularLensImplantation On The Intra Ocular Pressure In Glaucomatous And Non Glaucomatous Eyes
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
2012, Volume 5, Issue 12, Pages 1473-1479
background: Cataract and glaucoma are two common diseases affecting a large spectrum of the population worldwide. This prospective study aimed to study the effect of phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation in non glaucomatous and glaucomatous eyes on the intraocular pressure(IOP).
Materials: intraocular pressure before and after phacoemulsification with IOL implantation was recorded. Eyes were divided into 3 groups according to preoperative IOP. Data were recorded preoperatively, 6 months postoperatively, and 1 year postoperatively. Comparison was made between preoperative IOP versus IOP 1 year postoperatively.
Results: 70 patients were included in the study. The final mean IOP reduction was 6.411 mm hg (24.65%) in the 24 to 30 mm hg group, 4.439 mm hg (20.41%) in the 20 to 23 mm hg group, and 1.44 mm hg (8.47%) in the 15 to 19 mm hg group.
Conclusion: intraocular pressure reduction was proportional to preoperative IOP;the highest preoperative IOP decreased the most and the lowest preoperative IOP decreased the least. Phacoemulsification with iol implantation may help treating adult glaucoma.
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