Visual and refractive outcome of one-site phacotrabeculectomy compared with temporal approach phacoemulsification

Vaideanu, Daniella, Mandal, Kaveri, Hildreth, Anthony, Fraser, Scott G. and Phelan, Peter (2009) Visual and refractive outcome of one-site phacotrabeculectomy compared with temporal approach phacoemulsification. Clinical Ophthalmology, 2 (3). pp. 569-874. ISSN 1177-5467

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Abstract

Background
We aimed to compare visual and refractive outcome following phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implant (IOL) and combined one-site phacotrabeculectomy.
Method
We performed a retrospective study of case records of patients who had temporal incision phacoemulsification with IOL or one-site phacotrabeculectomy, between June 1997 and June 2001. The patients were matched for age group, operating list and IOL type. All patients were operated on under local anesthesia by the same surgeon. Each arm of the study had 90 patients, age range 60 to 75 years. We collected pre- and postoperative visual acuity, pre- and postoperative refraction within six months after surgery, and intended refraction. The intraocular pressure control was not recorded, as it was not the aim of our study.
Results
In the phacotrabeculectomy group, 76.6% of patients achieved aimed spherical equivalent, 15.5% of patients had against-the-rule (ATR) astigmatism induced by the surgery, and 90% of the patients had best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) more than 6/12. In the temporal incision phacoemulsification group, 81.1% of patients achieved aimed spherical equivalent, 10% of the patients had induced ATR by the surgery and 95.55% of patients achieved BCVA more than 6/12.
Conclusion
In this study the visual outcome of the phacotrabeculectomy group did not differ significantly from the visual outcome of temporal approach phacoemulsification.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: refractive outcome, phacoemulsifi cation, phacotrabeculectomy, astigmatism
Subjects: B500 Ophthalmics
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2009 11:18
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:41
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2197

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