Cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedure in the United States, and cataracts are a leading cause of visual impairment in the world. Glaucoma is also a very common eye disease with an expected 3.3 million Americans afflicted with primary open angle glaucoma by 2020. The coexistence of these two diseases is not uncommon and management of a cataract can have significant impact on the glaucoma status of a patient.
Cataract surgery textbooks may have one chapter dedicated to the management of cataract with coexistent glaucoma. Likewise, a typical glaucoma surgical text dedicates one chapter to the management of these two diseases concurrently. This book will focus on the treatment of cataract in the setting of glaucoma, using an evidence-based medicine approach. Managing cataracts to the best advantage of the glaucoma should result in the best visual outcomes for patients. It should be a wonderful resource for general ophthalmologists and residents as well as glaucoma fellows.
Table of ContentPART I CATARACT SURGERY.- 1. Approach to Cataract Surgery in Glaucoma Patients.- 2. Anesthesia.- 3. Management of the Small Pupil.- 4. Small Incision Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma.- 5. Elevated Intraocular Pressure after Cataract Surgery.- PART II COMBINED SURGERY.- 6. Combined Cataract and Trabulectomy Surgery.- 7. Managing Cataract and Glaucoma in the Developing World: Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) Combined with Trabulectomy.- 8. Antimetabolite-augmented Trabulectomy Combined with Cataract Extraction for the Treatment of Cataract and Glaucoma.- 9. Early Postoperative Bleb Maintenance.- 10. Laser Suture Lysis and Releasable Sutures.- 11. Cataract Surgery Combined with Glaucoma Drainage Devices.- 12. Choroidal Detachment Following Glaucoma Surgery.- 13. Cataract Extraction Combined with Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation for the Treatment of Cataract and Glaucoma.- 14. Approach to Cataract Extraction Combined with New Glaucoma Devices.- PART III GLAUCOMA CONDITIONS.- 15. Cataract Surgery in Patients with Exfoliation Syndrome.- 16. Cataract Surgery in the Presence of a Functioning Trabulectomy Bleb.- 17. Cataract Extraction in Eyes with Prior GDD Implantation.- 18. Cataract Surgery in the Primary Angle Closure Patient.- 19. Nanophthalmos.- 20. Cataract Induced Glaucoma: Phacolytic/Phacomorphic.- 21. Glaucoma Related to Pseudophakia.