Author Affiliations: Ophthalmology Department, Waterford Regional Hospital (Dr Dooley) and Whitfield Clinic (Drs Dooley and Beatty), Waterford, Ireland.
We read with interest the recent article by Huang et al,1 who stated “To our knowledge, this is the first study to demonstrate that the postoperative reduction in IOP [intraocular pressure] is related to the increase in angle width after phacoemulsification for NA [narrow-angle] and OA [open-angle] eyes.”1 It seems relevant to highlight work by Dooley et al,2 which also reports changes in the anterior chamber angle (ACA) and IOP following phacoemulsification; while not mentioned in the discussion by Huang et al, it may be complementary to this work.
Dooley I, Beatty S. Discussion of Changes in Intraocular Pressure and Anterior Segment Morphometry Following Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(7):949-950. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.117