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Analysis of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) in reducing the intraocular pressure (IOP) at week 6th

YC Yap1, Laura Boddy1, Siddharth Agrawal1
Ophthalmol J 2021;6:255-257.

Abstract

Background: Different treatments have been studied to manage patients with raised intraocular pressure (IOP). One of them is selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), which is advocated for managing patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and ocular hypertenion (OHT). The aim was to study the lowering of IOP with SLT.

Material and methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 24 eyes treated with SLT in the settings of Northern Care Alliance, United Kingdom.

Results: Selective laser trabeculoplasty was carried out on seven males and eight females with 11 procedures on the right eye and 13 procedureson the left eye. Eleven of the patients had POAG and four patients had OHT. An average reduction of IOP was 3.5 mm Hg.

Conclusions: Our study showed that SLT lowered IOP by 20–22% from the baseline at 6 weeks and this is important for patients with raised IOPs.

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