Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1987;28(6):1279-1284.
Published online June 1, 1987.
A Clinical Observation of Combined Trabeculeetomy and Cataract Extraction.
Shin Uk Kang, Cheon Ki Joo, Nam Ho Baek
Department of Ophthalmology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
백내장과 녹내장의 병용수술에 관한 임상적 고찰
강신욱(Shin Uk Kang),주천기(Cheon Ki Joo),백남호(Nam Ho Baek)
Abstract
The authors performed combined trabeculectomy-cataract extraction on eyes of 8 patients with coexisting glaucoma and cataract. Posterior chamber lens implantation was performed in 2 of 9 eyes. The follow-up period ranged from 6 to 12 months. Visual acuity was improved in 8 eyes. The mean intraocular pressure was reduced by approximately 53%, from 28 mmHg preoperatively to 13 mmHg postoperatively. No medications were required in 6 of the 8 eyes, but 2 needed one medication for adequate control of intraocular pressure, postoperatively. No greater incidence of complications were evident with the combined procedure, from that expected with routine cataract extraction or trabeculectomy alone.


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