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[The estimation of efficacy of the phacotrabeculectomy procedure in patient with cataract and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma].

Oddziału Klinicznego Chorób Oczu Wojewódzkiego Szpitala Specjalistycznego nr 5 im. Swietej Barbary w Sosnowcu.
Klinika oczna 02/2004; 106(6):753-5.
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ABSTRACT The aim of the study was the estimation of phacotrabeculectomy effectiveness in patient with pseudoexfoliation syndrome.
The analyzed group consisted of 72 eyes of 65 patients in the range of 61-92 years old. 32 patients have phacoemulsification procedure (gr. I) and 40 patients have performed the procedure of the phacotrabeculectomy (gr. II).
In 60% of the eyes marked postoperative improvement of visual acuity to more than 0.6 was observed. We noticed significant decrease of mean intraocular pressure (from 22.45 mmHg-17.88 mmHg), only in group II.
We have concluded that the polyprocedular operation of phacotrabeculectomy in cataract with pseudoexfolation syndrome is an efficient procedure lowering mean intraocular pressure and improving visual acuity.

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