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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

A study to evaluate visual outcome, IOP control, and complications in patients with lens induced glaucoma following manual SICS

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Author Details: Shazia Qayum, Dinesh Gupta, Shagufta Rather, Ravi Bamotra

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 112

Article End Page : 114


Introduction: Glaucomas in which the lens plays a role, either by size or by position or by causing inflammation have been classified as lens induced glaucomas. Abnormalities of crystalline lens may incite elevation of intraocular pressure often accompanied by intraocular inflammation. In majority of the cases of lens induced glaucoma the management is essentially surgical. However, intensive medical management is tried first to normalize IOP and inflammation.
Methodology: This prospective study to evaluate visual outcome, intraocular pressure control, and complications in patients with lens induced glaucoma following manual Small incision cataract surgery was conducted in the Upgraded Department of Ophthalmology, Govt. Medical College Jammu. A total of 40 patients were included in the study.
Results: Total mean IOP, at presentation was 44.18±11.61 mm Hg(range 22- 60 mm Hg), after medication it was 28.71±9.06 mm Hg and at last follow up it was 16.44±6.54 mm Hg. Finally after the analysis of the data, it was concluded that higher IOP at presentation, the poorer the visual prognosis. In the 40 cases under study, none of the patient had vision better than hand movements close to face at presentation.

LIG, SICS, IOP, Visual acuity, Lens induced glaucoma