Advanced Glaucoma Surgery by Ahmad A. Aref, Rohit Varma

By Ahmad A. Aref, Rohit Varma

This article offers professional guide at the thoughts at the moment hired for the surgical procedure of glaucomatous illness, masking either the host of novel microinvasive units for therapy of milder levels and the subtle innovations that improve good fortune charges in sufferers with complicated disorder. The severe steps in each one technique are in actual fact defined because of many fine quality illustrations and surgical video clips. Pearls and pitfalls of many of the recommendations are highlighted, and useful info is equipped on symptoms, preoperative issues, capability intra- and postoperative problems, and techniques for decreasing the occurrence of such adversarial occasions. each one therapy strategy is addressed in a committed stand-alone bankruptcy, making sure ease of reference for the practitioner. Readers will locate this ebook, written through across the world famous specialists within the box, to be a superb resource of up to date details on complicated glaucoma surgical concepts.   

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Demonstrated significantly better IOP control and reduced use of ocular hypotensive medications, at 10 months follow-up, in patients receiving phacoemulsification surgery within 4 days of APAC versus conventional surgical iridectomy [29]. Improved long-term results may be best if surgery is performed before PAS has had a chance to fully form. However, in cases where access to surgery is limited, preparative LPI may be a more viable option. It has been suggested that 50 % of PACG patients are likely to go on and develop cataracts due to ageing and the effects of glaucoma 35 treatment, and the latter in fact may accelerate cataract progression [30].

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Furthermore, the subject of effective lens position (ELP) in cases of phacoemulsification post APAC has been subject to debate. It may be possible that the IOL actually moves anteriorly as the capsule contracts and fibroses, with subsequent effects upon IOL calculation. The Holladay IOL Consultant (Jack T. Holladay, Houston, Tex) is commonly used to optimize outcomes as the formula includes anterior chamber depth and corneal diameter measurements in the IOL calculation. 1 Choice of Anaesthesia Ocular features that are likely to make surgery more challenging such as a small pupil, large bulky cataract, and reduced corneal clarity along with the presence of corneal guttata should be considered.

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