Intraocular pressure following secondary anterior chamber lens implantation.

K. S. Kooner, D. D. Dulaney, T. J. Zimmerman

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Abstract

Secondary anterior chamber implantation has become relatively simple since the advent of viscoelastic materials. Still, glaucoma, cystoid macular edema, endophthalmitis, and astigmatism remain vision-threatening complications. We studied intraocular pressures (IOPs) following this surgery in 102 patients (124 eyes) over 6 years. Elevated IOP was noted in 32 eyes (25.8%), but only 14 (11.3%) needed long-term medical treatment. None, however, required laser iridectomy, trabeculoplasty, or trabeculectomy. Patients should be selected for secondary anterior chamber implantation only after more conservative measures have been exhausted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic surgery
Volume19
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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