Role of clear lens extraction in adult angle closure disease: a review

Walland, Mark and Thomas, Ravi (2011) Role of clear lens extraction in adult angle closure disease: a review. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 39 1: 61-64. doi:10.1111/j.1442-9071.2010.02374.x


Author Walland, Mark
Thomas, Ravi
Title Role of clear lens extraction in adult angle closure disease: a review
Journal name Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1442-6404
1442-9071
Publication date 2011-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2010.02374.x
Volume 39
Issue 1
Start page 61
End page 64
Total pages 4
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Abstract Treatments for angle closure include eye drops, laser procedures, trabeculectomy and other drainage procedures, and now lens extraction. A 2006 Cochrane review of the role of lens extraction in angle closure disease concluded that there was no published evidence supporting the efficacy of lens extraction in chronic primary angle closure glaucoma. More recent randomized controlled trials have suggested greater promise. We wish to address the rationale, evidence base and philosophy for lens extraction - especially clear lens extraction - in preventing vision loss from glaucoma in angle closure disease.
Keyword Angle closure
Cataract surgery
Glaucoma
Gonioscopy
Lens
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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