Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1987;28(3):685-689.
Published online March 1, 1987.
Eight Cases of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Treated with Argon Laser Photocoagulation.
Choun Ki Joo, Warne Huh
Department of Ophthalmology, Kangnam St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
열공성 망막박리의 알곤레이저 치료 8 예
주천기(Choun Ki Joo),허원(Warne Huh)
Abstract
The clinical evaluation of blue-green argon laser photocoagulation in confirmed rhegmatogenous retinal detachment was done in 7 patients(8 eyes) from September, 1985 to May 1986 at Kangnam St. Mary's Hospital. The laser photocoagulation around the hole was performed after bed rest and confirmed re-attachment of retina was established in the cases of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. The follow-up period after laser photocoagulation ranged from 1 1/2 months to 18 months(mean 9.75 months). The age range of the patients were from 14 years to 65 years and there were 3 males(4 eyes) and 4 females(4 eyes). The results are obtained as follows; 1. In all cases, there were well-attached retina and recurrent retinal detachment didn't occur after laser treatment. 2. The visual acuity improvement ranged from 0.15 to 0.6(mean 0.27) The authors experienced a good prognosis in all cases.


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