Does statin use impact glaucoma filtration surgery reoperation rates?

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In this population-based, historic cohort study, surgery was performed on 2263 eyes of patients with open-angle glaucoma. Procedures included 1601 deep sclerectomy, 799 trabeculectomy, and 305 glaucoma drainage device implantations. During the 7.5 years follow-up period, 438 secondary operations were performed with 19% occurring after deep sclerectomy, 12% after trabeculectomy, and 13% after glaucoma drainage device implantation.

Of the surgical procedures, 32% were performed on the eyes of patients taking statins. No difference in reoperation rates was found with statin users.  


Virtanen A, Haukka J, Harju M, et al. Statin use and the reoperation rates in glaucoma filtration surgery – population-based cohort study. Acta Ophthalmol. 2021; doi: 10.1111/aos.14860. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33755323.

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