Published: 27 January 2017 at 17:11
The fourth meeting of the VERU Journal Club took place on Friday 27 January 2017. Postdoctoral researcher Gil Peretz introduced a discussion on a recent paper describing an international study that compared two surgical treatments for Primary Angle Closure and Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma, namely laser peripheral iridotomy and clear-lens extraction: Augusto Azuara-Blanco et al: Effectiveness of early lens extraction for the treatment of primary angle-closure glaucoma (EAGLE): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2016; 388: 1389-97.
This was agreed to be a comprehensive study with a clear conclusion, namely that in a number of different respects, clear lens extraction was superior. The cost implications for the NHS are addressed in the paper and were discussed further. Further useful information should emerge if this three-year study can be extended for a further period, maybe to ten years in the first instance.
The purpose of the Journal Club is to review papers of interest. Session leaders know that they are free to choose recent additions to the literature, ground-breaking discoveries, important reviews, their own work, or anything else that they think could possibly interest colleagues.
For more details please contact Roger J Buckley, Professor Emeritus of Ocular Medicine, Associate Director, Vision and Eye Research Unit
Faculty of Medical Science, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge