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July 2012

Discussion of Changes in Intraocular Pressure and Anterior Segment Morphometry Following Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Ophthalmology Department, Waterford Regional Hospital (Dr Dooley) and Whitfield Clinic (Drs Dooley and Beatty), Waterford, Ireland.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(7):949-950. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.117

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.

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