Laser Trabeculoplasty Today

Authors: E. Vlková;  J. Svačinová
Authors‘ workplace: Oční klinika LF MU, Brno, Oční klinika FN, Brno-Bohunice
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2000; : 494-496


Laser trabeculoplasty has been used in the treatment of various types of glaucoma for nearly 20 years. It’s intraocularpressure lowering effect through enhancement of aqueous outflow is well documented. In spite of this, the precise effectof laser trabeculoplasty in the trabecular meshwork is only partially understood. It is related to laser wave length,laser power, burns location, number of shots etc. The effectiveness of laser trabeculoplasty diminishes over time,but can be renewed with re-treatment. Laser trabeculoplasty has connected with minimum complications and it ismost effective in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma, pigmentary glaucoma and the exfoliation syndromeglaucoma, though the long-term results of this microsurgery laser treatment are not quite indisputable.

Key words:
intraocular pressure, aqueaus humor outflow, trabecular meshwork, primary open-angle glaucoma,

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