Assessment of the efficacy of the combined surgical technique for primary open-angle glaucoma and age-related cataract

V.O. Mel’nik,1 Cand Sc (Med), 

N.V. Kots-Gotlib,1 MD, 

R.L. Vladiuk,2 Cand Sc (Med), 

O.O. Hurzhii, MD

1Visiobud, Ophthalmology Department of Medbud, Medical Theoretical and Practical Association, Kyiv

2Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University

E-mail: elenahurzhii@gmail.comPurpose: To assess the efficacy of a combined surgical technique - combined phacoemulsification (phaco) with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and modified tunnel trabeculopuncture, - in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).

Materials and Methods: Postoperative intraocular pressure, mean retinal light sensitivity and optical nerve fiber thickness were used as efficacy end points.

Conclusion: The combined surgical technique is efficacious for primary open-angle glaucoma from the point of view of normalization of IOP and stabilization in the glaucoma process.

Key words: primary open-angle glaucoma, phacoemulsification with tunnel trabeculopuncture, light sensitivity, optic nerve


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