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Am J Ophthalmol. 1990 Aug 15;110(2):178-84.

Ab interno laser sclerostomy in aphakic patients with glaucoma and chronic inflammation.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107.


Five patients with aphakia, glaucoma, and chronic inflammation were treated with ab interno sclerostomy by using the continuous wave Nd:YAG laser focused through a sapphire probe. After a follow-up period of 24 to 28 months, three of five patients had good intraocular pressure control. The sclerostomy failed in one patient when it was occluded by vitreous. The second failure was attributed to closure of the sclerostomy because of chronic intraocular inflammation.

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