Effect of cataract extraction on SITA perimetry in patients with glaucoma

M.A. Rehman Siddiqui, H.A. Khairy, A. Azuara-Blanco

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PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of cataract extraction on Swedish Interactive Thresholding Algorithm (SITA) perimetry in patients with coexisting cataract and glaucoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective noncomparative interventional study. Thirty-seven consecutive patients with open-angle glaucoma who had cataract extraction alone or combined with trabeculectomy were included. All patients had SITA-standard 24-2 visual fields before and after the surgery. The main outcome measures were changes in mean deviation (MD) and pattern standard deviation (PSD). Additionally, changes in best-corrected visual acuity, intraocular pressure, and number of glaucoma medications were also studied. RESULTS: Visual field tests were performed 3.9±4.4 months before surgery and 4.1±2.8 months after surgery. Mean visual acuity improved after the surgery, from 0.41±0.21 to 0.88±0.32 (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-208
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2007

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