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Co-management of cataract and glaucoma in the era of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery

Rabin, Richard, L.a; Rabin, Arnold, R.b; Zhang, Amy, D.a; Burney, Edward, N.a; Rhee, Douglas, J.a,c

Current Opinion in Ophthalmology: January 2018 - Volume 29 - Issue 1 - p 88–95
doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000444

Purpose of review This review discusses the options available to be used in conjunction with phacoemulsification cataract surgery to control intraocular pressure. We present a strategy for planning which surgery should be performed based on goals of care.

Recent findings New clinical evidence for using the CyPass, Kahook and Xen45 devices has been published recently and is summarized.

Summary Cataract and glaucoma frequently exist together. Because the field of glaucoma surgical care is expanding and cataract surgery is becoming progressively safer, it is important to frequently re-evaluate our treatment paradigms. We review and evaluate current studies and treatment options.

aDepartment of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

bMill Valley Eye Center, Mill Valley, CA

cEye Institute, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Correspondence to Douglas J. Rhee, MD, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH, 44106 USA. E-mail:

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