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Title: A pilot study of lens extraction in the management of acute primary angle-closure glaucoma
Authors: Zhi, Z.M.
Lim, A.S.M. 
Wong, T.Y. 
Issue Date: 2003
Source: Zhi, Z.M.,Lim, A.S.M.,Wong, T.Y. (2003). A pilot study of lens extraction in the management of acute primary angle-closure glaucoma. American Journal of Ophthalmology 135 (4) : 534-536. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9394(02)02108-6
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To describe a pilot study of lens extraction in the management of acute primary angle-closure glaucoma (APACG) in Chinese patients. DESIGN: Interventional case series. METHODS: A prospective case series of patients presented with APACG at a tertiary eye hospital in Xiamen, China. All the patients had intensive medical treatment followed by immediate phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation under topical anesthesia. RESULTS: There were 18 patients who were seen with APACG who had phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation under topical anesthesia. There was a 9.0-mm Hg drop in mean preoperative and first day postoperative intraocular pressure (22.8 vs 13.8 mm Hg, P = .012) and a 10.2-mm Hg drop in mean preoperative and seventh-day postoperative intraocular pressure (22.8 vs 13.2 mm Hg, P = .002). CONCLUSION: This pilot study indicates that phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation may be useful in the treatment of primary acute angle-closure glaucoma in Chinese patients. Further study with longer follow-up is needed. © 2003 by Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: American Journal of Ophthalmology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/29145
ISSN: 00029394
DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9394(02)02108-6
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