The laser power needed for optimum results in argon laser trabeculoplasty

Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1986 Jun;64(3):254-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1986.tb06913.x.


Ninety-five successive argon laser trabeculoplasties to as many patients were followed 6 to 18 (mean 8) months. Forty-eight eyes had capsular glaucoma and 35 simple glaucoma. The power used ranged from 100 mW to 1000 mW and the total energy from 1.0 J to 5.0 J. The success rates between groups were tested with a chi 2-test. With laser power of more than 500 mW and energy level more than 3.0 J, the success rates were maximal (77% and 75%).

MeSH terms

  • Glaucoma / surgery*
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Trabecular Meshwork / surgery*