Cataract surgery after tube shunts

C. A. Bhattacharyya, Darrell WuDunn, V. Lakhani, J. Hoop, Louis Cantor

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Purpose: To determine the effect of cataract surgery on glaucomatous eyes with functioning tube shunts. Methods: Retrospective analysis of 11 eyes of 11 patients with functioning tube shunts who underwent cataract extraction. Results: The mean follow-up after cataract extraction was 21 ± 27 months (range, 4-97 months). There was no statistically significant difference between the mean preoperative intraocular pressure and mean postoperative intraocular pressure (17.4 ± 3.7 mm Hg vs 17.8 ± 5.9 mmHg; P = 0.85, paired t test). Most patients exhibited a statistically significant rise or drop in pressure, but in none was there a clinically significant change. The mean number of preoperative and postoperative antiglaucoma medications was also not significantly different (1.5 ± 1.1 vs 1.7 ± 1.2; P = 0.44, paired t test). Snellen visual acuity improved at least 2 lines in 6 eyes (55%). Complications after cataract extraction included corneal edema in three eyes, one of which had subsequent loss of control of intraocular pressure. Conclusions: Eyes with a functioning tube shunt undergoing cataract extraction can maintain control of intraocular pressure while achieving visual improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-457
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Volume9
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Cataract Extraction
Cataract
Intraocular Pressure
Corneal Edema
Visual Acuity
Pressure

Keywords

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Tube shunts, complications

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  • Ophthalmology

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Bhattacharyya, C. A., WuDunn, D., Lakhani, V., Hoop, J., & Cantor, L. (2000). Cataract surgery after tube shunts. Journal of Glaucoma, 9(6), 453-457.

Cataract surgery after tube shunts. / Bhattacharyya, C. A.; WuDunn, Darrell; Lakhani, V.; Hoop, J.; Cantor, Louis.

In: Journal of Glaucoma, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2000, p. 453-457.

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Bhattacharyya, CA, WuDunn, D, Lakhani, V, Hoop, J & Cantor, L 2000, 'Cataract surgery after tube shunts', Journal of Glaucoma, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 453-457.
Bhattacharyya CA, WuDunn D, Lakhani V, Hoop J, Cantor L. Cataract surgery after tube shunts. Journal of Glaucoma. 2000;9(6):453-457.
Bhattacharyya, C. A. ; WuDunn, Darrell ; Lakhani, V. ; Hoop, J. ; Cantor, Louis. / Cataract surgery after tube shunts. In: Journal of Glaucoma. 2000 ; Vol. 9, No. 6. pp. 453-457.
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