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


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

OPHTHALMOLOGICA, vol.213, pp.214-218, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 213 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000027424
  • Title of Journal : OPHTHALMOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-218

Abstract

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 72 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, Li might therefore have beneficial effects on the diurnal IOP variations in cases with POAG.