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      Pattern Visual Evoked Cortical Potentials Predict Postoperative Visual Acuity after Cataract Surgery in Patients with Glaucoma

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          Visual acuity after cataract surgery in patients with glaucoma cannot be predicted accurately. We studied preoperative recordings of pattern visual evoked cortical potentials (PVECPs) to evaluate postoperative vision in patients with glaucoma and cataract. Fifty patients with glaucoma and no cataract and 31 patients with glaucoma and cataract who underwent phacoemulsification were included in this study. Age and P100 component significantly correlated with postoperative visual acuity with multiple linear regression analysis. A significantly greater number of patients with glaucoma, cataract, and a P100 component preoperatively showed a visual acuity of 0.7 or better postoperatively, as compared to those without a P100 component. PVECP before cataract surgery was able to predict postoperative good visual acuity in patients with glaucoma and cataract.

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          Journal
          OPH
          Ophthalmologica
          10.1159/issn.0030-3755
          Ophthalmologica
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3755
          1423-0267
          2002
          June 2002
          12 June 2002
          : 216
          : 3
          : 164-167
          Affiliations
          Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
          Article
          59621 Ophthalmologica 2002;216:164–167
          10.1159/000059621
          12065851
          © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 2, References: 8, Pages: 4
          Categories
          Original Paper · Travail original · Originalarbeit

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