What is the role of lens extraction in the treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Joseph Freedman, MD; Chief Editor: Steven C Dronen, MD, FAAEM  more...
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An additional alternative is lens extraction. Although its role in AACG has not been completely established, it has been proven to effectively reduce IOP without the need for medication postoperatively. Furthermore, it offers a therapeutic advantage for individuals with coexisting cataracts. [22]


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