Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1995;36(2):301-306.
Published online February 1, 1995.
Clinical Result of Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma.
Yong Yoon Cho, Gwang Ju Choi, Nam Chul Ji
Department of Ophthalmology, Chosun University, Hospital, Korea.
원발성 광우각 녹내장에 대한 알곤레이저 섬유주성형술의 치료효과
조용윤(Yong Yoon Cho),최광주(Gwang Ju Choi),지남철(Nam Chul Ji)
Argon laser trabeculoplasty(ALT) is commonly used in the treatment of uncontrolled open angle glaucoma. The authors retrospectively reviewed the efficacy of ALT in 52 patients(57 eyes) with primary open angle glaucoma. The mean follow-up was 28 months(range 2-48 months). The decrease in intraocular pressure 10P) was 10.1 +/- 3.5 mmHg at 1 month, 8.2 +/- 2.8 mmHg at 1 year, 6.2 +/- 5.1 mmHg at 2 years and 51% at 3 years. Failure was most common in the first 6 months after treatment(29%) and thereafter failure occurred at a rate of 5% to 15% per year. The sex and age of patients had no significant effect on success rate. The success rate was high in the patients with baseline IOP of 26 to 30 mmHg. A mild iritis in all cases, transient rise in IOP, peripheral anterior synechia and microscopic hyphema were noted as early complications of ALT.
Key Words: Argon laser trabeculoplasty(ALt);Intraocular pressure(IOP);Primary open angle glaucoma

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