PURPOSE: This prospective study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of transscleral diode laser cyclophotocoagulation (TDLCP) in advanced refractory glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 124 eyes in 121 patients with advanced glaucoma refractory to medical treatment were treated consecutively with TDLCP. Success was defined as final intraocular pressure (IOP) of 5-21 mmHg in eyes with visual acuity (VA) of more than hand movements (HM) and relief of pain in eyes with VA of HM or less, including blind eyes. RESULTS: Mean patient age was 65.6 +/- 17.1 years (range 14-91 years). Mean follow-up was 17 +/- 14.6 months (range 3-42 months). Mean pretreatment IOP was 29.9 +/- 8.4 mmHg (range 17-58 mmHg) and IOP at last follow-up was 20.8 +/- 8 mmHg (range 6-45 mmHg) (p < 0.001). The number of laser applications (mean 9.2 +/- 2.8, range 4-15) and maximal laser power (mean 2.01 +/- 0.22 mW, range 1.3-3.0 mW) were not associated with lower postoperative IOP. Intraocular pressure of < or = 21 mmHg was recorded in 63.0% of eyes at the last follow-up visit. Overall, 28 (21.7%) eyes required at least one retreatment. No phthisis bulbi or persistent hypotonia developed. CONCLUSIONS: TDLCP is an effective and safe method for the treatment of advanced refractory glaucoma, although repeated treatments are often necessary.

Frezzotti, P., Mittica, V., Martone, G., Motolese, I., Lomurno, L., Peruzzi, S., et al. (2010). Longterm follow-up of diode laser transscleral cyclophotocoagulation in the treatment of refractory glaucoma. ACTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA, 88(1), 150-155 [10.1111/j.1755-3768.2008.01354.x].

Longterm follow-up of diode laser transscleral cyclophotocoagulation in the treatment of refractory glaucoma.

FREZZOTTI, PAOLO;MITTICA V;MOTOLESE, ILARIA;MOTOLESE, EDUARDO
2010

Abstract

PURPOSE: This prospective study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of transscleral diode laser cyclophotocoagulation (TDLCP) in advanced refractory glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 124 eyes in 121 patients with advanced glaucoma refractory to medical treatment were treated consecutively with TDLCP. Success was defined as final intraocular pressure (IOP) of 5-21 mmHg in eyes with visual acuity (VA) of more than hand movements (HM) and relief of pain in eyes with VA of HM or less, including blind eyes. RESULTS: Mean patient age was 65.6 +/- 17.1 years (range 14-91 years). Mean follow-up was 17 +/- 14.6 months (range 3-42 months). Mean pretreatment IOP was 29.9 +/- 8.4 mmHg (range 17-58 mmHg) and IOP at last follow-up was 20.8 +/- 8 mmHg (range 6-45 mmHg) (p < 0.001). The number of laser applications (mean 9.2 +/- 2.8, range 4-15) and maximal laser power (mean 2.01 +/- 0.22 mW, range 1.3-3.0 mW) were not associated with lower postoperative IOP. Intraocular pressure of < or = 21 mmHg was recorded in 63.0% of eyes at the last follow-up visit. Overall, 28 (21.7%) eyes required at least one retreatment. No phthisis bulbi or persistent hypotonia developed. CONCLUSIONS: TDLCP is an effective and safe method for the treatment of advanced refractory glaucoma, although repeated treatments are often necessary.
Frezzotti, P., Mittica, V., Martone, G., Motolese, I., Lomurno, L., Peruzzi, S., et al. (2010). Longterm follow-up of diode laser transscleral cyclophotocoagulation in the treatment of refractory glaucoma. ACTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA, 88(1), 150-155 [10.1111/j.1755-3768.2008.01354.x].
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