InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 6 No. 1 Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2013
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleInnovative Treatment for Glaucoma: Iridocorneal Angle in Phacovitrectomy with Silicone
Primary AuthorJesus Gonzalez-Cortes, The University Hospital
Other Author(s) Carlos Romo-Aguirre; Josue Lozano-Rodriguez; John Ronczka; Alejandro Martinez-Lopez-Portillo; Jesus Mohamed-Hamscho
Pages 54 - 61
Article ID imed13-031
Publication Date 20-Oct-13

Purpose: Evaluate the iridocorneal angle and anterior chamber depth (ACD) changes in eyes that underwent phacoemulsification surgery and in eyes that underwent phaco-vitrectomy with silicon oil as vitreous tamponade, and to compare results in both groups. Methods: We included a total of 30 eyes, of which 15 eyes underwent phacoemulsification surgery and 15 eyes phaco-vitrectomy procedure using silicon oil as vitreous tamponade. Iridocorneal angle and anterior segment depth postoperative changes were documented by using anterior segment Ocular Coherent Tomography (VISANTE-OCT). Basal images were taken and repeated 1 and 3 months after surgery. Results: We found in all cases a significant iridocorneal angle and anterior segment depth increase after surgery. However, those changes were not significant when comparing both groups. Conclusions: The use of silicon oil as vitreous tamponade does not modify the iridocorneal angle and anterior chamber depth.

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