Laser trabeculoplasty re-treatment

Am J Ophthalmol. 1985 Jan 15;99(1):8-10. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)75858-1.


Because of inadequate control of intraocular pressure, 26 eyes of 24 patients with primary and secondary open-angle glaucoma who had previously undergone argon laser trabeculoplasty were re-treated. Re-treatment was successful in ten eyes (38%); their average decrease in intraocular pressure was 10.2 mm Hg. After laser re-treatment, three eyes (12%) had marked increases in intraocular pressure, ranging from 10 to 37 mm Hg above baseline, necessitating urgent surgical intervention.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Lasers*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Reoperation
  • Trabecular Meshwork / surgery*