Topical prostaglandin analogues do not affect selective laser trabeculoplasty outcomes
D Singh, MA Coote, F O'Hare, MJ Walland, S Ghosh, J Xie, JB Ruddle, JG Crowston
EYE | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2009
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of topical prostaglandin analogue use on the efficacy of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering in patients with open-angle glaucoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 123 consecutive patients who underwent 180 degrees SLT for the first time. Eyes were grouped into those that received prostaglandin analogues before and after SLT (n=74) and those that did not (n=49). The main outcome measure was IOP lowering after SLT. Success was defined as > or =20% reduction in IOP without further glaucoma intervention. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in IOP lowering at 6 months post-laser between the p..View full abstract
This study was supported by the Hector Maclean Scholarship (DS) and Glaucoma Australia.