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Fate of diabetic neovascular glaucoma in the fellow eye Junko Yoshikawa 1 , Hitoshi Oda 1 , Kazuki Hotta 1 , Kei Yoshino 1 , Toshio Ohkubo 1 , Akito Hirakata 1 , Tetsuo Hida 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Kyorin Univ Sch of Med pp.1155-1159
Published Date 1998/6/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905940
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We observed 24 diabetic patients with unilateral neovascular glaucoma for an average of 31 months. The fellow eyes showed, initially, preproliferative retinopathy 4 eyes (17%) , proliferative retinopathy 20 eyes (83%), angle neovascularization 7 eyes (29%) , history of retinal photocoagulation 16 eyes (67%) , history of cataract surgery 7 eyes (29%) and history of vitrectomy 3 eyes (13%) . All the fellow eyes but one were treated by primary or additional panretinal photocoagulation. Cataract surgery was performed on 8 eyes and vitrectomy on 9 eyes. Angle neovascularization was initially present in 7 eyes, of which neovascular glaucoma developed in 4 eyes during the follow up. No neovascular glaucoma developed in 17 eyes without prior angle neovascularization. The findings show that panretinal photocoagulation would prevent neovascular glaucoma even when the other eye is already affected.


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