Intraocular Pressure Outcomes Following Transscleral Diode Cyclophotocoagulation Using Long and Short Duration Burns

Sultan Alzuhairy, Abdullah Albahlal, Ibrahim Aljadaan, Ohoud Owaidhah, Sami Al Shahwan, Earl Randy Craven, Ahmed Mousa, Deepak P. Edward

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PURPOSE:: The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes of transscleral diode cyclophotocoagulation using short duration (SD) versus longer duration (LD) treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS:: Data were collected retrospectively on patients with glaucoma who underwent cyclophotocoagulation with LD (4000 ms) treatment with variable power ≤1000 mW versus SD using 1500 ms with variable power ≤2000 mW. The outcome measures included: intraocular pressure (IOP) at 12 months, decrease in number of antiglaucoma medications, complications and visual acuity (VA) at the final follow-up visit. RESULTS:: There were 71 patients and 70 patients in the SD and LD groups, respectively. The mean IOP±SD pretreatment baseline was 33±10 versus 36±10 mm Hg for SD and LD groups, respectively (P>0.05). At 1 year postoperatively, the IOP decreased significantly in both groups (16.7 vs. 17.4 mm Hg for SD and LD, respectively; P

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
StateAccepted/In press - Aug 10 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Ophthalmology

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