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September 1970

The Cataract Problem in the Glaucoma Patient Population

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(3):279-283. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040281004

The incidence of eyes in a large glaucoma population with cataract sufficient to affect vision and severe enough to need cataract surgery for visual assistance is compared with the incidence of cataracts in nonglaucomatous populations. The effectiveness of cataract surgery in glaucoma patients as an aid to control of glaucoma is documented, and for comparison, the efficacy of antiglaucoma surgery in patients who did not need cataract surgery is tabulated. The frequency of need for resumption of miotic therapy after cataract surgery in glaucoma patients is tabulated, and time intervals before such recurring need for miotics are also shown.