Surgical management of malignant glaucoma with white cataract in nanophthalmos

Yi Fan Feng, Dan Dan Wang, Yun E. Zhao, Jun Hua Li, Giacomo Savini, Jin Hai Huang

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We present a 49-year-old woman with nanophthalmos, white cataract, and malignant glaucoma in her left eye. The corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) in that eye was hand motion, and the intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuated between 28 mm Hg and 45 mm Hg with antiglaucoma medications. An unsutured sclerectomy combined with zonulectomy, hyaloidectomy, and anterior vitrectomy was performed. At 6 months postoperatively, the IOP was maintained at 12 mm Hg, the anterior chamber was deep, and the Snellen CDVA was 20/80. No intraoperative or postoperative complications were observed. The outcome in this case suggests that sclerectomy combined with phacoemulsification, zonulectomy, hyaloidectomy, and anterior vitrectomy is effective for the management of nanophthalmic patients with white cataract and malignant glaucoma. Financial Disclosure No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1774-1777
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Surgery


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