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    Exploring SLT efficacy for prior incisional glaucoma surgery

    Retrospective study finds treatment lowered IOP by more than 20% in study subset



    Significance of study

    The findings are important because little has been published about the efficacy of SLT after glaucoma surgery. However, Dr. Kammerdiener said this study helps support the use of SLT as an effective procedure following incisional glaucoma surgery.

    Some ways to expand the research would be to use a larger study population with a wider range of glaucoma types, Dr. Kammerdiener said.

    Her institution traditionally sees African American and white patients who have open-angle glaucoma, so the study was limited by those factors, she explained.

    She also would like to see if the results from the study would remain steady after more than a year and how results would change in a prospective study.


    Leah L. Kammerdiener, MD

    E: [email protected]

    This article was adapted from Dr. Kammerdiener’s presentation at the 2016 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Kammerdiener did not indicate any proprietary interest.




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