Effects of frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser trabeculoplasty on diurnal intraocular pressure variations in primary open-angle glaucoma


Guzey M., Arslan O. Ş. , Tamcelik N., Satici A.

Ophthalmologica, cilt.213, sa.4, ss.214-218, 1999 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 213 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000027424
  • Dergi Adı: Ophthalmologica
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.214-218

Özet

In order to investigate the effects of laser trabeculoplasty (LT) on diurnal intraocular pressure (IOP) variations in 36 eyes of 30 cases with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in which medical treatment was terminated, the IOP curves, recorded 24 h before as well as 24 h and 12 weeks after LT were compared. Twelve weeks after LT, significant IOP decreases were observed: 36.42% in the mean IOP, 29.77% in the mean peak IOP and 50.04% in the mean pressure range. LT might therefore have beneficial effects on the diurnal IOP variations in cases with POAG.