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Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:469163. doi: 10.1155/2014/469163. Epub 2014 Apr 13.

Selective laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma secondary to emulsified silicone oil after pars plana vitrectomy: a pilot study.

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1
Beyoglu Eye Training and Research Hospital, Bereketzade Cami Sokak, No. 2, Beyoglu, 34421 Istanbul, Turkey.
2
Beyoglu Eye Training and Research Hospital, Bereketzade Cami Sokak, No. 2, Beyoglu, 34421 Istanbul, Turkey ; Medeniyet University, Dumlupinar Mahallesi, D-100 Karayolu, No. 98, Kadikoy, 34270 Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

To investigate the efficacy of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) for lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open angle glaucoma (OAG) secondary to emulsified silicone oil (SO).

METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS:

Prospective, interventional, consecutive case series of 11 eyes with sustained elevation of IOP after SO removal. The mean IOP at baseline, week 1, month 1, month 3, and month 6 was evaluated. The mean baseline IOP was significantly decreased from 25 ± 2.7 mmHg to 18.4 ± 5.5 mmHg at week 1 (P = 0.01), 17.9 ± 3.1 mmHg at month 1 (P = 0.008), 15.8 ± 3.9 mmHg at month 3 (P = 0.003), and 16.2 ± 4.7 mmHg at month 6 (P = 0.004). IOP < 21 mmHg was achieved in 91% of the eyes without a significant complication at month 6.

CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE:

SLT may be successful for lowering IOP in patients with OAG secondary to emulsified SO which was not controlled with maximum antiglaucomatous medical treatment.

PMID:
24822212
PMCID:
PMC4005077
DOI:
10.1155/2014/469163
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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