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Original Article

IOP Maintenance in SLT-treated Eyes following Subsequent Phacoemulsification and IOL

Ejaz Ansari

Keywords : Selective laser trabeculoplasty, Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma

Citation Information : Ansari E. IOP Maintenance in SLT-treated Eyes following Subsequent Phacoemulsification and IOL. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2013; 7 (1):17-18.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10008-1131

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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