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Surgical procedure to relieve pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients

A common surgical procedure to relieve pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients where other treatments have not been effective, was found to increase the risk of cataract formation by 78%.

The AGIS Investigators. The Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study, 8: Risk of cataract formation after trabeculectomy. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2001; 119(12): 1771-9. http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/119/12/1771

Reference

Title
The Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study, 8: Risk of cataract formation after trabeculectomy
Publication
Archives of Ophthalmology
Publication Date
2001
Authors
The AGIS Investigators
Volume & Issue
Volume 119, Issue 12
Pages
1771-9
URL
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  • Human Burden

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