• Combined phaco-ECP lowers IOP

    30 days ago - By Healio

    When faced with a patient who has uncontrolled glaucoma, the glaucoma specialist has an increasing number of therapies to choose from, one being combined phacoemulsification and 360┬░ endocyclophotocoagulation.
    Michael Smith, FRCOphth, and colleagues analyzed outcomes of the combined procedure in a retrospective case series of 84 eyes with uncontrolled glaucoma and no previous drainage surgery. At 3 years, mean IOP decreased 25%, but nearly 60% of patients were classified as failures. Failure was defined by one of two criteria: firstly, IOP greater than 21 mm Hg or less than 6 mm Hg or not
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