Long-term Follow-up of Neodymium:YAG Laser Angle Surgery for Open-angle Glaucoma

Lucian V. Del Priore, Alan L. Robin, Irvin P. Pollack

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Abstract

Seventy-nine eyes (61 patients) with open-angle glaucoma and uncontrolled intraocular pressure (IOP) of 23 mmHg or more despite maximal tolerated medical therapy and prior argon laser trabeculoplasty (75 eyes) were treated with neodymium:YAG (Nd: YAG) laser angle surgery and followed for at least 1 year. Ten pulses of 10 mJ were applied to the midtrabecular meshwork over 40° in the most visible portion of the angle. The IOP was controlled successfully (≤22 mmHg) in 60 eyes (76%) 1 month after treatment and in 36 of 78 eyes (46%) 1 year after treatment. Long-term complications included two eyes with advanced glaucoma that lost central fixation despite good IOP control after treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmology
Volume95
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

Keywords

  • glaucoma
  • laser angle surgery
  • neodymium:YAG trabeculoplasty
  • neodymium:YAG trabeculopuncture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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