Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1995;36(10):1730-1736.
Published online October 1, 1995.
Effect of YAG Laser Iridotomy on IOP in Chronic Angle-closure Glaucoma.
Chang Wook Han, Jae Woo Kim
Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Taegu Hyosung Catholic University, Taegu, Korea.
만성폐쇄각녹내장에서 야그레이저홍채절개술의 안압효과
한창욱(Chang Wook Han),김재우(Jae Woo Kim)
Abstract
The effect of YAG laser iridotomy on intraocular pressure was investigated in 24 eyes of 19 patients with chronic angle-closure glaucoma prospectively for 3 months. In most cases(75%) the intraocular presure was reduced and the mean amount of reduction was 4.33mmHg. The amount of pressure reduction has no significant correlation with the extent of peripheral anterior synechiae and visual field loss. This result shows that laser iridotomy should be considered in the management of chronic angle-closure glaucoma irrespective of the extent of peripheral anterior synechiae and visual field loss and some amount of intraocular pressure reduction may be expected after laser iridotomy.
Key Words: Chronic angle-closure glaucoma;Intraocular pressure;Peripheral anterior synechiae;Visual field loss;YAG laser iridotomy


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