Hyphema following selective laser trabeculoplasty

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Sep-Oct;40(5):493-4. doi: 10.3928/15428877-20090901-09.


Selective laser trabeculoplasty is an effective means of lowering intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma with a low risk of complications. The authors report a case of hyphema noted 3 days after selective laser trabeculoplasty in a 77-year-old woman with primary open-angle glaucoma. Her intermittent use of oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and chronic topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory use may have been a contributing risk factor.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / physiopathology
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Hyphema / diagnosis
  • Hyphema / etiology*
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Laser Therapy / adverse effects*
  • Trabeculectomy / adverse effects*
  • Trabeculectomy / methods
  • Visual Acuity