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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Apr 1988|
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