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|Title:||Phacolytic glaucoma--its treatment by planned extracapsular cataract extraction with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation.|
|Citation:||Singh G, Kaur J, Mall S. Phacolytic glaucoma--its treatment by planned extracapsular cataract extraction with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 1994 Sep; 42(3): 145-7|
|Abstract:||Phacolytic glaucoma has traditionally been treated with intracapsular lens extraction to avoid any anaphylaxis. Various mechanisms have been described for the rise of intraocular pressure in these cases. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the response of extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation (PC IOL) in five cases of phacolytic glaucoma that occurred between March 1989 and August 1990. A planned extracapsular cataract extraction with can-opener capsulectomy was done in all the cases with placement of a sulcus-fixated modified J-loop Sinskey design intraocular lens. With a mean follow-up period of two years, all patients (100%) maintained a normal postoperative intraocular pressure of less than 20 mm Hg without any additional medical therapy. The final best-corrected visual acuity in 4 cases (80%) was 6/12 or better, while in one case it was 6/24 due to a senile maculopathy. These results show that ECCE with PC IOL implantation is a safe and efficacious method of visual rehabilitation in cases of phacolytic glaucoma.|
|Appears in Collections:||Indian Journal of Ophthalmology|
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