BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of holmium laser sclerostomy in glaucoma patients who have had prior intraocular surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors conducted a retrospective analysis of outcomes for 25 patients who underwent holmium laser sclerostomy from 1991 to 1993. RESULTS: Postoperative success (defined as a drop in intraocular pressure of 30% and a final intraocular pressure of less than 22 mm Hg) at 24 months ranged from 36% to 52%, depending on criteria chosen for success. There were no major complications from the procedure. CONCLUSIONS: Holmium laser sclerostomy can be successful in a highly select group of patients undergoing filtration procedures who have had prior intraocular surgery.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
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