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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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FUMERO GONZALEZ, Francisco et al. ExPRESS-P implant for the traumatic glaucoma. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2017, vol.30, n.1. ISSN 0864-2176.

The report presented a 32 years-old white male patient with a history of blunt trauma in his left eye since he was 8 years-old. The ophthalmological exam revealed best corrected visual acuity of 60 VAR, intraocular pressure of 42 mmHg with maximum dose of hypotensive treatment, traumatic corticonuclear cataract and advanced glaucomatous damage. The treatment option was combined surgery (phacoemulsification and implantation of ExPRESS device, P-50 model) associated to the use of 0.2% mitomycin C. The best corrected visual acuity increased to 97 VAR and the intraocular pressure lowered to 17 mmHg three months after surgery. This case shows the need of lifelong follow-up after ocular trauma, particularly when there is traumatic angle recession, in order to early diagnose ocular hypertension and to prevent irreversible vision loss due to glaucoma. Phacoemulsification combined with ExPRESS implant results in favorable option for treatment of complex cases suffering glaucoma and cataract.

Keywords : ocular trauma; phacoemulsification; glaucoma; ExPRESS.

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