Purpose: To report the results of primary phacoemulsification to treat uncontrolled angle-closure glaucoma.
Setting: Private practice and teaching hospital department.
Methods: This retrospective interventional case series assessed 3 patients having phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation for uncontrolled intraocular pressure (IOP) after acute primary angle-closure glaucoma.
Results: Intraocular pressure control was achieved in all patients postoperatively.
Conclusions: Primary phacoemulsification with the option of future trabeculectomy should be considered in selected patients with persistent appositional angle closure and uncontrolled IOP after angle-closure glaucoma.