Phacotrabeculectomy success similar in PACG, POAG

Hasson, Matt; Rao, Harsha Laxmana
March 2011
Ocular Surgery News;3/25/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p25
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study conducted by doctor Harsha Laxmana Rao which shows the same success rate of single-site phacotrabeculectomy with no use of mitomycin C in eyes with primary angle-closure glaucoma (POCG) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). The study involves 72 eyes of 57 patients with POAG and 71 eyes of 63 patients with PACG which all underwent single site phacotrabeculectomy from 2001 to 2005. It also shows the presence of more complications in PACG eyes than POAG eyes.


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