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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2014 pp 218-219
A Clinical Study to Evaluate the Role of Combined Trabeculectomy with Small Incision Cataract Surgery in Patients with Glaucoma and Coexisting Cataract from Rural Population
Tukaram Ranbaji Gitte1, Hanumant Tulsiram Karad2, Pavan Panjabrao Chavan3,
Varsha Ramesh Dhakne4, Ashish Agrawal5
1Associate Professor, 2Professor and HOD, 3,4,5PG Students
Dept of Opthalmology, MIMSR Medical College, Vishwanathpuram, Ambajogai road, Latur, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Objectives: To evaluate the role of surgical combined Trabeculectomy with small incision cataract surgery in reducing IOP in patients suffering from Glaucoma with coexisting cataract. Methods: A Retrospective data analysis was carried out, comprising of 49 patients suffering from glaucoma with coexisting cataract who underwent trabeculectomy with small incision cataract surgery at Tertiary Eye Healthcare Centre over two years from January 2012 to December 2013. Pre-operative & post-operative IOP was measured. Results: The success rate is 100% in lowering IOP below 21 mm Hg. Conclusion: This study shows that trabeculectomy with small incision cataract surgery has been effective in controlling the pressures below the desired levels.