The glaucomas in pseudophakia

Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 1996 Apr;7(2):65-71. doi: 10.1097/00055735-199604000-00012.


The glaucomas in pseudophakia are not uncommon. Because they can be related to different mechanisms, each case should be evaluated individually. Once glaucoma has been established and medication fails to maintain the intraocular pressure at a safe level, several options are available. As a group, the glaucomas are considered both difficult to manage with medications and also at high risk for failure of filtration surgery. Trabeculectomy adjuvated with anti-metabolites, draining implants, and cyclodestructive procedures are all effective procedures. Although complications and loss of vision as a consequence of glaucoma surgery are not frequent, they were reported by several authors. The likelihood of any given treatment to preserve the quality of life should be discussed with each patient and should be part of the decision-making process. This article reviews studies on the glaucomas in pseudophakia published from October 1994 to September 1995.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antimetabolites / therapeutic use
  • Cataract Extraction / adverse effects*
  • Glaucoma / etiology*
  • Glaucoma / physiopathology
  • Glaucoma / therapy
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Lenses, Intraocular / adverse effects*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Trabeculectomy


  • Antimetabolites