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By Robert H. Duckman OD

Written through hugely skilled clinicians, this quantity is the 1st textual content to combine uncomplicated innovations of imaginative and prescient improvement with scientific prognosis and remedy of pediatric imaginative and prescient issues. insurance starts off with a radical evaluation of the conventional process imaginative and prescient improvement, concentrating on the years from start via preschool. the subsequent part provides a accomplished, step by step medical method for comparing visible functionality. next chapters speak about remedy ideas, together with parameters for prescribing lenses for kids, notes on whilst no longer prescribing is suitable, concepts in strabismus and amblyopia, and visible remedy for terribly youngsters. greater than two hundred illustrations supplement the text.

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However, the IOP findings were only significant at a few time points, and the increase in post-operative complications in the trabeculectomy group were due to the trabeculectomy part of the procedure [18]. Currently, the long-term results of phacoemulsification alone versus phaco-trabeculectomy are not known. 4 The Timing of Lens Extraction Controversy surrounds the optimal timing of lens extraction in both acute and chronic PACG. Whilst some surgeons suggest primary lens extraction days after the resolution of the acute angle closure episode, surgery may be technically less challenging and safer once the corneal clarity and intraocular inflammation have settled after a few weeks.

In recent years, further evidence has emerged to incorporate goniosynechialysis (GSL) with cataract surgery [23]. In this procedure, PAS are stripped manually under gonioscopic view. This can be performed either directly, using a blunt spatula, or via the application of viscoelastic (also known as viscogonioplasty, VGP), delicately avoiding potential complications such as bleeding, iridodialysis, and fibrinous uveitis. GSL is thought to be most effective in patients where PAS has been present for less than 6–12 months [24].

55. Jea S, Mosaed S, Vold S, Rhee D. Effect of a failed trabectome on subsequent trabeculectomy. J Glaucoma. 2012;21:71. 56. Töteberg-Harms M, Rhee DJ. Selective laser trabeculoplasty following failed combined phacoemulsification cataract extraction and ab interno trabeculectomy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013;156:936–40. 57. Knape R, Smith M. Anterior chamber blood reflux during trabeculectomy in an eye with previous trabectome surgery. J Glaucoma. 2010;19:499–500. 58. Francis BA, Winarko J. Ab interno Schlemm’s canal surgery: trabectome and i-stent.

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