Managing combined cataract, glaucoma cases a frequent challenge for clinicians

Lindstrom, Richard L.
August 2010
Ocular Surgery News;8/10/2010, Vol. 28 Issue 15, p3
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the challenge posed by managing patients with combined cataract and glaucoma for ophthalmologists. He cites several factors which prompted him to consider his preference for glaucoma filtration or tube shunt surgery first, followed by cataract surgery later. He describes the power of phacoemulsification alone in reducing intraocular pressure (IOP). The author also hopes for the development of a minimally invasive glaucoma surgery technique.


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