Effectiveness of diode laser transscleral cyclophotocoagulation in patients following silicone oil-induced ocular hypertension in Chinese eyes

Gangwani, Rita; Liu, David T. L.; Congdon, Nathan; Philip T. H. Lam; Lee, Vincent Y. W.; Yuen, Nancy S. Y.; Lam, Dennis S. C.
January 2011
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Jan2011, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p64
Academic Journal
We evaluated the effectiveness of diode laser trans-scleral cyclophotocoagulation (TSCPC) on intraocular pressure (IOP) in nine patients having raised IOP following use of silicone oil (SO) for retinal detachment (RD) surgery in a retrospective observational case series. Diode laser TSCPC was applied at a power setting of 1.75 to 2.5 watts, for two sec with a maximum of 30 applications. The patients were followed up for 40 to 312 weeks. The mean pre-laser IOP was 32.06 mm Hg (SD 7.32). The mean post-laser IOP at one month, three months and six months was 17.89 mm Hg (SD 8.23), 21.89 mm Hg (SD 8.16) and 21.67 mm Hg (SD 7.55) respectively. The final IOP (at the last follow-up) was 19.56 mm Hg (SD 7.85) (P=0.021). Seven of them had undergone SO removal. In our observation, effectiveness of TSCPC in long-term control of SO-induced ocular hypertension was limited as compared to short-term control of IOP.


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