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Pearls from the EGS Guidelines
Pearls from the EGS Guidelines
Glaucoma following childhood cataract surgery

Publishing date: November 2019

Pearls Manager: Andrew Tatham

Secondary glaucoma is a frequent serious complication after cataract surgery in early infancy. The incidence may increase up to 50% if cataract surgery is performed before the 9th month of life. This secondary glaucoma is difficult to treat and often needs glaucoma drainage device surgery for long term intraocular pressure control.

EGS Guidelines, 4th edition, Page 78.

Reference: Rabiah PK. Frequency and predictors of glaucoma after pediatric cataract surgery. Am J Ophthalmol 2004; 137(1):30-7.

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