We report the successful treatment of angle closure glaucoma and plateau iris with combined early cataract surgery/lensectomy, goniotomy, and transscleral cyclophotocoagulation. The underlying mechanism of angle closure and plateau iris was addressed with cataract extraction and goniosynechiolysis. Goniotomy was used to enhance trabecular meshwork outflow and lower intraocular pressure, and the “slow burn” transscleral cyclophotocoagulation was safely performed to reduce the size of the ciliary processes. The unique combinations of these procedures restored the iridocorneal angle anatomy to normalize IOP and prevent vision loss from glaucoma in patients with plateau iris. This is a cost-effective option with longer term efficacy.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the National Medical Association|
|State||Published - Feb 2022|
- Combination MIGS
- Plateau iris