According to a study by researchers at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina:

“Earlier vitrectomy may shorten recovery times for malignant glaucoma. YAG laser hyaloidotomy and oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors may lead to greater intraocular pressure reduction. The time to maximal improvement in intraocular pressure and best visual acuity may be longer than the time to anatomic resolution. Although trabeculectomy may impede time to recovery from malignant glaucoma, oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors may shorten the time to anatomic recovery and anterior chamber reformation may hasten intraocular pressure recovery.”

Factors Impacting Outcomes and the Time to Recovery From Malignant Glaucoma
Thompson, Atalie C. et al.
American Journal of Ophthalmology, Volume 209, 141 – 150

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