Visual Outcome after Cataract Surgery in Phacolytic Glaucoma

Authors

  • Mohammad Ariful Islam Assistant Professor (Ophthalmology), Fellowship on Cataract, National Institute of Ophthalmology & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Ghulam Rasul Head of the Department of Cataract, National Institute of Ophthalmology & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • SM Enam ul Haque Associate Professor (Ophthalmology), Unit head Cataract, National Institute of Ophthalmology & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Faisal Quader Shah Chowdhury Assistant Professor (Ophthalmology), Fellowship on Glaucoma, National Institute of Ophthalmology & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Afroza E Alam Junior Consultant (Surgery), Upazilla Health Complex, Laksham, Cumilla, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Farid Hossain Medical Officer (Ophthalmology), National Institute of Ophthalmology & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Rashedul Hasan Assistant Surgeon, Department of Glaucoma, National Institute of Ophthalmology & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Polash Kanti Mistry Registrar (Ophthalmology), National Institute of Ophthalmology & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cbmj.v11i2.61229

Keywords:

Cataract, phacolytic glaucoma, visual outcome, intraocular pressure, intraocular lens

Abstract

A prospective study was conducted between March 2021 and February 2022 in the National Institute of Ophthalmology & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh involving 30 patients who underwent cataract surgery for phacolytic glaucoma. The aim of this study was to see the postoperative visual outcome of cataract surgery in patients with phacolytic glaucoma. Visual acuity and development of any postoperative complications were recorded. The mean age of the patients was 60.7 years. Female to male ratio was 1.3:1. Most of the patients (67%) presented after 1 week of symptoms. On the first visit, mean preoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) was 37.5 mm of Hg. Following surgery, 93.33% had an intraocular pressure less than 21 mm Hg at discharge. Visual acuity (VA) as perception of light (PL) was found doubtful in 2 (6.67%), while PL was positive in 17 (56.66%) and HM <3/60 was in 11 (36.66%) preoperatively. At discharge, 73.33% achieved VA 6/24 or better, 5 (16.67%) had less than 6/24 and 3 (10%) less than 3/60. Cataract surgery is effective to restore visual acuity and lowering the intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with phacolytic glaucoma.

CBMJ 2022 July: vol. 11 no. 02 P: 120-124

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Published

2022-08-17

How to Cite

Islam, M. A. ., Rasul, M. G. ., Haque, S. E. ul ., Chowdhury, F. Q. S. ., Alam, A. E., Hossain, M. F. ., Hasan, M. R. ., & Mistry, P. K. . (2022). Visual Outcome after Cataract Surgery in Phacolytic Glaucoma. Community Based Medical Journal, 11(2), 120–124. https://doi.org/10.3329/cbmj.v11i2.61229

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