Efficacy and safety of a new surgical method to treat malignant glaucoma in pseudophakia


PurposeTo assess the efficacy and safety of a relatively new surgical method in pseudophakic malignant glaucoma patients.MethodsThis study is a retrospective, non-comparative, interventional case series. Ten eyes of nine pseudophakic malignant glaucoma patients with mean age of 63.3 years were analysed. All 10 eyes underwent a novel surgical technique, an anterior chamber capsulo-hyaloidectomy and anterior vitrectomy through the peripheral iridectomy. Main outcome measures were: reformation of the anterior chamber, intraocular pressure (IOP), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and complications.ResultsAll 10 eyes with pseudophakic malignant glaucoma were treated successfully by using a new surgical technique. All cases had a relief of aqueous misdirection with anterior chamber deepening during and after the surgery and post-operative intraocular pressure (IOP) normalization. No relapses have been observed so far. There were no complications during surgery and in the post-operative period.ConclusionThe presented surgical technique seems to be safe and effective in all cases of malignant glaucoma in pseudophakia.

DOI: 10.1038/eye.2014.53

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@article{arnowski2014EfficacyAS, title={Efficacy and safety of a new surgical method to treat malignant glaucoma in pseudophakia}, author={Tomas Żarnowski and Agnieszka Wilkos-Kuc and Maria Tulidowicz-Bielak and Anna Kalinowska and Anna Zadrożniak and E Pyszniak and Marek Rekas}, journal={Eye}, year={2014}, volume={28}, pages={761-764} }