To assess whether the intraocular pressure (IOP) in selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)-treated eyes is maintained following subsequent phacoemulsification and lens implant (phaco + IOL).
Retrospective single center review of 45 eyes of 35 patients who had open angle glaucoma (OAG), successfully treated by SLT by the same surgeon (EA), and then had routine phaco + IOL by same surgeon (EA).
The main outcome measures were baseline (SLT-treated) IOP and IOP at 3, 6 and 12 months following subsequent routine phaco + Intraocular lens (IOL). Secondary outcome measures were visual acuity pre- and post (phaco + IOL) and any complications.
The study found that IOP reduction with SLT is not significantly affected by subsequent phaco + IOL in patients with OAG.
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