Holmium laser sclerostomy in glaucomatous eyes with prior surgery: 24- month results

David S. Friedman, L. Jay Katz, James J. Augsburger, Martha Lean

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Volume29
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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