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Am J Ophthalmol. 2003 Feb;135(2):231-2.

Cataract after glaucoma filtration surgery.

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Wilmer Eye Institute, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

We reviewed the evidence regarding cataract incidence and progression after glaucoma surgery.

DESIGN:

Evidence-based review of available literature.

METHODS:

We performed a systematic review of relevant studies published in English.

RESULTS:

Reports of visually significant cataract after glaucoma surgery are supported by data from randomized clinical trials and large case series.

CONCLUSIONS:

Patients undergoing glaucoma surgery are at increased risk for the development and progression of cataract.

PMID:
12566033
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