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Clear lens extraction after laser peripheral iridotomy significantly reduces IOP

May 24, 2016

Clear lens extraction not only reduced IOP, but also caused angle widening and reduced the requirement for ocular hypotensive medications in eyes with primary angle closure and persistently raised IOP after laser peripheral iridotomy, according to Tanuj Dada, MD, and colleagues in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

Researchers included 44 phakic eyes of 44 patients older than 50 years with primary angle closure, corrected distance visual acuity of 20/20 or better with a patent laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) and an IOP of more than 25 mm Hg at least 8 weeks after LPI. All eyes had clear lens extraction by phacoemulsification, and researchers defined success as an IOP less than 18 mm Hg without medications at 12 months.

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