Surgical treatment for primary angle closure glaucoma

Authors

  • Jimmy SM Lai Department of Ophthalmology, United Christian Hospital, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
  • Sze-wing Lam Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China.
  • Jonathan CH Chan Department of Ophthalmology, United Christian Hospital, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
  • Clement CY Tham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China.
  • Dennis SC Lam Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Eye Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.

Abstract

Primary angle closure glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Asia. Surgical intervention is often needed to control the intraocular pressure for patients with advanced glaucoma. The current surgical modalities include laser peripheral iridoplasty, lens extraction, trabeculectomy, goniosynechialysis, com- bined procedures, glaucoma implants, and cyclo- destruction. The choice of surgical treatment depends on the surgeon’s experience and the stage of the disease.

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2001-12-01

How to Cite

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Lai JS, Lam S- wing, Chan JC, Tham CC, Lam DS. Surgical treatment for primary angle closure glaucoma. Hong Kong J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2001Dec.1 [cited 2021Oct.27];5(1):30-6. Available from: https://hkjo.hk/index.php/hkjo/article/view/123

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Review Articles