Karanjit S. Kooner

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In a retrospective study we compared the efficacy and safety of trabeculectomy and nonpenetrating trabeculectomy (NPT). In the latter procedure under a thin scleral flap, juxtacanalicular trabecular meshwork with Schlemm's canal is excised leaving the innermost trabecular meshwork behind. Trabeculectomy was performed on 86 eyes (66 blacks, 20 whites),(More)
AIMS To determine which risk factors for blindness were most critical in patients diagnosed with high tension primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in a large ethnically diverse population managed with a uniform treatment strategy. METHODS A longitudinal observational study was designed to follow 487 patients (974 eyes) with POAG for an average of 5.5 +/-(More)
Nonpenetrating trabeculectomy was performed on 28 aphakic eyes consisting of 18 with chronic open-angle glaucoma and 10 with secondary and/or complicated glaucoma. The canal of Schlemm and the juxtacanalicular trabecular meshwork were excised for a length of 4 mm beneath a 6 mm x 6 mm scleral flap. At one year postoperatively, 72.0% of all patients were(More)
Patients with glaucoma may suffer optic nerve head damage due to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) after any intraocular procedure. We retrospectively reviewed the IOP data in 82 consecutive patients (103 eyes) with glaucoma after extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) and posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC-IOL) implantation. Nine eyes had previous(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) on the intraocular pressure (IOP) of untreated fellow eyes in patients with open-angle glaucoma. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. PATIENTS AND METHODS Charts of all patients who underwent SLT at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas between(More)
PURPOSE To identify the incidence of and risk factors for intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). METHODS Retrospective review was conducted of 68 consecutive DSAEK procedures alone, or in combination with phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation or exchange, performed by two(More)
PURPOSE Few studies have provided epidemiological characteristics of childhood glaucoma in a large, multiethnic population. This information is important if we are to better screen for and characterize this specific type of glaucoma. In this study, we evaluate the characteristics of patients with childhood glaucoma, including glaucoma suspects, as(More)
Nasolacrimal occlusion (NLO) and eyelid closure are simple techniques that not only increase the ocular bioavailability of topically applied ocular drugs but also reduce the probability of adverse systemic effects. Each serves to improve the therapeutic index. Subsequent to the application of 0.5% timolol maleate, the effects of NLO and eyelid closure were(More)