May 2007
Volume 48, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2007
One Year Surgical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Combined Cataract Surgery & Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation versus Cataract Surgery Alone
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • K. R. Pugh
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
  • B. Black
    Eye Associates of Southern Indiana, Jeffersonville, Indiana
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    Commercial Relationships K.R. Pugh, None; B. Black, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2007, Vol.48, 1072. doi:
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      K. R. Pugh, B. Black; One Year Surgical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Combined Cataract Surgery & Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation versus Cataract Surgery Alone. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007;48(13):1072.

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Purpose:: To describe 1 year surgical outcomes (e.g. visual acuity, manifest refraction, & intraocular pressure) in patients undergoing cataract surgery versus combined cataract surgery & endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) by a single surgeon. The effect of ECP during combined cataract surgery on targeted refractions & visual acuity has not yet been described. In addition, very little data exists pertaining to the effect of combined cataract surgery and ECP on IOP reduction.

Methods:: Comparative Nonrandomized Retrospective Consecutive Case Series. Medical records of 25 consecutive eyes undergoing cataract surgery & 25 consecutive eyes undergoing combined cataract surgery & ECP by a single surgeon (BB) were reviewed and will be presented. Primary outcomes include pre- & post-operative IOP, visual acuity & manifest refraction.

Results:: Clincial data wtih statistical analyses will be presented from 1 day, 1 month, 6 months, & 1 year follow-up visits. Surgical techniques will be described. There was statistically significant IOP-lowering in patients undergoing combined cataract & ECP surgery versus cataract surgery alone. Visual acuity & manifest refractions were similar in both groups. Combined cataract surgery & ECP did not have a deleterious effect on visual acuity, or targeted post-operative patient refractions (e.g. no surgical induced myopia). There were no identified cases of hypotony.

Conclusions:: Combined cataract surgery & ECP is more effective at lowering IOP than cataract surgery alone. Post-operative visual acuity, & targeted patient refractions do not appear to be altered by the addition of ECP to cataract surgery.

Keywords: cataract • intraocular pressure • visual acuity 

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