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Is combined phacoemulsification and trabeculectomy as effective as trabeculectomy alone?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9919785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We reviewed the charts of 60 consecutive patients with open-angle glaucoma who underwent a trabeculectomy (T) or a single-site combined glaucoma and cataract procedure (phaco-trabeculectomy = PT) to compare the pressure lowering effect of both techniques. The pressure lowering effect after 12 months was significant in both groups: 11.44 +/- 5.94 mm Hg in the T-group and 5.00 +/- 4.51 mm Hg in the PT-group (p < 0.001). The pressure levels one year postoperatively were significantly lower in the T-group compared to the PT-group: 11.08 +/- 2.80 mm Hg versus 15.04 +/- 2.40 mm Hg (p < 0.001). Our results suggest that the combined procedure, although proven to be effective in lowering the intraocular pressure, is less effective than trabeculectomy alone.
K J Noben; M C Linsen; T G Zeyen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin de la Société belge d'ophtalmologie     Volume:  270     ISSN:  0081-0746     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-19     Completed Date:  1999-02-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505353     Medline TA:  Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Middelheim Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Antwerpen, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Glaucoma, Open-Angle / surgery*
Intraocular Pressure
Postoperative Complications
Retrospective Studies

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