Efficacy of argon laser trabeculoplasty in primary open-angle and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma: Long-term follow-up

Atmaca L., ŞİMŞEK T.

ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.33, no.3, pp.216-220, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12009-001-0030-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-220
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


A retrospective study was performed to evaluate the long-term efficacy of argon laser trabeculoplasty in 131 patients (148 eyes) with primary open-angle or pseudoexfoliative glaucoma. Success was defined as an intraocular pressure of 22 mm Hg or less, no further glaucoma surgery, and use of comparable or lower-dose topical antiglaucoma treatment. Efficacy of laser trabeculoplasty decreased with time (follow-up, 6 to 120 months). Good results persisted for about 2.5 years in 50% of cases.