Short-Term Clinical Outcomes of Laser Trabeculoplasty Using a 577-nm Wavelength Laser

Jong Min Kim, Kyong Jin Cho, Sung Eun Kyung, Moo Hwan Chang
2014 Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society  
Purpose: To evaluate the pressure-lowering effects of single-spot laser trabeculoplasty and patterned laser trabeculoplasty using a 577-nm wavelength laser. Methods: A total 35 eyes of 35 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma were enrolled in this study. Eighteen eyes of 18 patients were treated with 360° single-spot laser trabeculoplasty and 17 eyes of 17 patients were treated with 360° patterned laser trabeculoplasty. All patients were evaluated after laser trabeculoplasty at 1 week, 1
more » ... sty at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months using slit lamp examination and Goldmann applanation tonometry. Results: At 6 months postoperatively, the single-spot laser trabeculoplasty group had a mean IOP of 15.89 ± 3.89 mm Hg with a mean IOP reduction of 37.1%, while the patterned laser trabeculoplasty group had a mean IOP of 17.57 ± 2.64 mm Hg with a mean IOP reduction of 27.1%. Conclusions: Laser trabeculoplasty with a 577-nm optically pumped semiconductor laser was safe and demonstrated an IOP lowering effect. There were no significant differences in the IOP lowering effects between the single-spot laser trabeculoplasty and the patterned laser trabeculoplasty.
doi:10.3341/jkos.2014.55.4.563 fatcat:t2nr3db2r5biflmg7myz6hesyu