Cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation in eyes with phacomorphic or phacolytic glaucoma

J Cataract Refract Surg. 1996 Jun;22(5):633-6. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(96)80024-1.

Abstract

We describe nine patients who had phacomorphic or phacolytic glaucoma. After intraocular pressure (IOP) was reduced medically, all patients had extracapsular cataract extraction. All had intraocular lens implantation except one. The surgery improved visual acuity and resulted in normal IOP in all eyes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acetazolamide / therapeutic use
  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / therapeutic use
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cataract Extraction*
  • Exfoliation Syndrome / complications
  • Exfoliation Syndrome / surgery
  • Female
  • Glaucoma, Angle-Closure / complications*
  • Glaucoma, Angle-Closure / surgery
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure / drug effects
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ocular Hypotension / drug therapy
  • Ocular Hypotension / etiology
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Visual Acuity
  • Vitrectomy

Substances

  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
  • Acetazolamide