Link of Video Abstract: https://youtu.be/mPotwhRZbsY
Cataracts and glaucoma are two leading causes of global blindness that are often found together, creating complex clinical challenges. Cataracts, which cause visual impairment by covering the eye's lens, and glaucoma, characterized by increased intraocular pressure and damage to the optic nerve, are mainly related to age and lens size. Mixed case management is becoming increasingly important in ophthalmic practice.
Choosing the right surgical technique is the key to overcoming both. This decision requires consideration of long-term effectiveness, benefits, and risk of complications. One technique that has emerged is phacotrabeculectomy, but the decision to choose this surgical technique is not easy because it requires considering various factors.
Further research and a better understanding of the management of this eye disease will be crucial in improving patients' quality of life and well-being. With the prevalence of cataracts and glaucoma continuing to increase as the population ages, an emphasis on effective and sustainable management strategies will significantly impact society's overall eye health. This review will compare phacoemulsification and phacotrabeculectomy for managing primary angle-closure glaucoma with cataracts.