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Traditionally, laser peripheral iridotomy (with or without subsequent laser peripheral iridoplasty) is the mainstay in opening up the drainage angle. As phacoemulsification has become a relatively safe and widely practiced procedure, lens extraction is an option as well.
This Focal Points module reviews the surgical management algorithm for angle-closure glaucoma (ACG) patients, tailoring surgical treatment for individual patients with PACG and when it’s appropriate to use adjunctive IOP-lowering procedures such as GSL or ECP to achieve maximal IOP lowering.
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Authors: Noel Ching Yan Chan, FRCS(ED), FCOPHTHHK; Clement C. Y. Tham, FRCS, MBBS, FCOPHTHHK
Consultants: David S. Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD; Sung Chul (Sean) Park, MD
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