Ten-year follow-up of intraocular pressure after phacoemulsification and aspiration with intraocular lens implantation performed by the same surgeon

Ophthalmologica. 1997;211(2):79-83. doi: 10.1159/000310763.


We evaluated the pre- and postoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) levels of 498 patients, to determine whether IOPs are affected over a 10-year period. All surgeries were performed by the same surgeon using phacoemulsification and aspiration (PEA) with posterior chamber intraocular lens (PCIOL) implantation. The mean preoperative IOP was 12.2 +/- 4.0 mm Hg, and the mean postoperative IOPs were not affected for 10 years. However, when the preoperative IOP was over 20 mm Hg, a significant decrease was achieved without glaucoma surgery. When the preoperative IOP was under 10 mm Hg, the IOP significantly increased. PEA with implantation of a PCIOL provides an excellent chance for improved intraocular tension control, providing that the surgery is properly performed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure / physiology*
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Male
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Phacoemulsification / methods*
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'*
  • Suction