[Effect of argon laser trabeculoplasty on unrestricted outflow of aqueous humor in eyes with simple glaucoma]

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1992 Jan;200(1):25-9.
[Article in German]


In this prospective study we used the oculopressions-tonometry (OPT) for determination of the aqueous humor outflow facility (C). 53 phacic eyes with glaucoma simplex were examined pre- and postoperatively. One hour after operation C decreased from 0.15 to 0.14. In correlation to this fact the IOD increased. After 7 days C was higher already than preoperatively, 30 days and 6 months after operation C showed normal values. After 6 months the mean decrease in IOD was 5.8 mm Hg, the mean increase in C was 39%. The rate of success after 30 days was 77.4%. IOP and C showed statistically significant changes. The problems with determining C and the causes of the fluctuation of C during our follow-up are discussed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aqueous Humor / physiology
  • Female
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / physiopathology
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure / physiology*
  • Laser Therapy / instrumentation*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Tonometry, Ocular / instrumentation*
  • Trabeculectomy / instrumentation*