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A new surgical triple procedure in pseudoexfoliation glaucoma using cataract surgery, Trabectome, and trabecular aspiration.
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PMID:  25212496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: To evaluate the potential of lowering intraocular pressure in pseudoexfoliation glaucoma with combined phacoemulsification, Trabectome, and trabecular aspiration (triple procedure) compared to phacoemulsification and trabecular aspiration alone.
METHODS: Using a case-matched retrospective study design, 30 patients were included into each group. The main outcome measures were the reduction of intraocular pressure and medication score at the end of follow-up. Clinical data were collected from the patients' medical records.
RESULTS: Mean follow-up was 15 months in both groups. Intraocular pressure decreased from 25.3 ± 6.3 mmHg to 14.4 ± 3.7 mmHg (p < 0.0001) in the triple procedure group and from 25.3 ± 4.2 mmHg to 18.1 ± 4.2 mmHg (p < 0.0001) in the control group. The medication score was lowered from 3.4 ± 1.7 to 2.1 ± 1.2 (p = 0.0017) in the triple procedure group and from 3.8 ± 1.8 to 2.3 ± 1.5 (p < 0.008) in the control group. The reduction of intraocular pressure was higher (p < 0.004) in the triple procedure group (38.4 ± 17.3 %) compared to the control group (26.8 ± 19.6 %) The reduction of the medication score did not differ significantly.
CONCLUSIONS: The triple procedure is more effective in lowering intraocular pressure compared to phacoemulsification and trabecular aspiration alone in pseudoexfoliation glaucoma.
Authors:
Randolf A Widder; Sven Dinslage; André Rosentreter; Jens F Jordan; Pia Kühnrich; Claus Cursiefen; Klaus-Dieter Lemmen; Thomas S Dietlein
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-12
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Title:  Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-702X     ISO Abbreviation:  Graefes Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
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Created Date:  2014-9-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8205248     Medline TA:  Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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