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A. L. Yu, W. Brummeisl, A. Kampik, U. Welge-Lussen; Vitrectomy Does Not Influence the Incidence of Ocular Hypertension or Open-Angle Glaucoma - A 5-Year Follow-Up. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(13):4422.
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The goal of the present study was to investigate the incidence of ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma (OAG) after vitrectomy and simultaneous or later performed cataract surgery.
In a retrospective observational case series, the records of 588 patients, who had undergone vitrectomy between the year 1994 and 2001 in one eye by one surgeon, were reviewed for postoperative ocular hypertension or OAG. For 441 operated eyes, a mean follow-up time of 79.3 +/- 35.6 months was achieved.
From the 882 eyes, 32 eyes developed ocular hypertension. 13 patients showed ocular hypertension in both eyes, while 6 patients had ocular hypertension only in the eye, in which vitrectomy was performed (p=0.204). From the 882 eyes, 30 eyes developed OAG. 11 patients had OAG in both eyes and 8 patients had only OAG in the eye, which has undergone vitrectomy (p=0.131).
Contrary to a previous study, we could not observe an increased risk of developing ocular hypertension or OAG following vitrectomy. Similarly, removal of the lens did not increase the risk of developing ocular hypertension or OAG.
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