Low power argon laser trabeculoplasty

Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1987 Feb;65(1):67-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1987.tb08494.x.


Sixty-seven consecutive argon laser trabeculoplasties to as many patients were retrospectively followed-up for 3 to 12 (mean 7) months. The laser power used was substantially lower than originally proposed by Wise & Witter (1979) ranging from 100 mW to 500 mW. Factors influencing the outcome of low power trabebuloplasty were evaluated. The statistical analysis of the data was performed using multiple regression analysis, analysis of variance, t-test and chi 2-test. The mean success rate remained relatively low (33%). In the high power capsular glaucoma group it was 50%.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Argon / administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glaucoma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Laser Therapy* / adverse effects
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Care
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Trabecular Meshwork / surgery*


  • Argon