Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma
Cataract surgery and implantation of a Baerveldt tube (BT) for glaucoma should be done separately in most cases, but may be combined in some, research from Switzerland suggests.Reuters Health Information
To evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of a trabecular microbypass stent as a sole procedure in pseudophakic eyes with open-angle glaucoma.
Inflammatory Cytokine Profiles in Eyes with Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma. Biosci Rep. 2018 Nov 14;: Authors: Wang Y, Chen S, Liu Y, Huang W, Li X, Zhang X Abstract Acute primary angle-closure (APAC) eyes show an early "acute inflammatory" condition, while the inflammation condition has not been fully elucidated in the development of primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG). To evaluate the roles of inflammatory cytokines in the pathogenesis of PACG, this cross-sectional study involved 40 eyes of 32 PACG patients who required trabeculectomy and 24 eyes o...
Conclusions: Increased IOP at 2 hours is common after DMEK, but does not seem to influence early endothelial cell survival. One-month ECD was influenced by donor counts and combined cataract surgery.
Discussion: Fluorescein aqueous angiography in live humans was similar to that reported in nonhuman primates and to ICG aqueous angiography in live humans. As segmental patterns with sequential angiography using ICG followed by fluorescein were similar, these tracers can now be used sequentially, before and after trabecular outflow interventions, to assess their effects on AHO in live human subjects.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with advanced keratoconus after FBDALK, the unevenly distributed thickness at corneal pupillary area and the misalignment of corneal apex and pupillary center might cause significant regular and irregular astigmatism, which affected the postoperative visual quality. PMID: 30387336 [PubMed - in process]
Refractive outcomes of cataract surgery in primary congenital glaucoma, Published online: 31 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41433-018-0253-6Refractive outcomes of cataract surgery in primary congenital glaucoma
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Conclusions: In patients with 360 ° angle-closure NVG, the iris thickness decreased to about 50% of that in healthy subjects, and the PAS length exceeded the trabecular meshwork length by about 1.5 times.Case Rep Ophthalmol 2018;9:449 –456
This indeed is a very complicated situation, wherein there is persistent, chronic inflammation, uncontrolled glaucoma, and an IOL with cell deposits as well as severe posterior capsule opacification. Adding to this are the facts that the patient is uniocular and young.
In this case, there are several open questions that make the assessment difficult. For one, the glaucoma operation method is unknown. Moreover, there is no gonioscopy stated. In such eyes, the chamber angle is frequently compromised with synechiae causing angle closure. There is a breakdown of the blood –aqueous barrier (BAB) because of numerous surgical procedures, not necessarily chronic uveitis. In addition, the IOL type (silicone?) is unknown. Notably, in the older silicone IOLs, cell deposits are not rare.