Author(s): Savithiri Visvanathan1, Shobha Ponmudy2, Manupriya Murali3
A study on factors in lens responsible, duration, time of interference and management of increased IOP in lens-induced glaucoma and estimation of aqueous protein level in lens-induced glaucoma.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
A randomised clinical trial on all cases of phacolytic and phacomorphic glaucoma seen in Coimbatore Medical College Hospital between January to December 2004.
In this study, males and females had equal prevalence. Out of 50, left eye was affected in 31 cases. Majority were phacolytic and phacomorphic glaucoma. The aqueous protein level was found to be high in lens-induced glaucoma.
Final visual recovery in lens-induced glaucoma is dependent on duration of glaucoma. ECCE or SICS with PCIOL is curative. If duration is more than 7 days, a trabeculectomy has to be added. Periodic checkup of fellow eye is indicated in all cases.