Revista Cubana de Oftalmología
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3070
DOMINGUEZ RANDULFE, Marerneda et al. Selective laser trabeculoplasty in glaucomatose patients. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2010, vol.23, suppl.1, pp. 554-560. ISSN 1561-3070.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and the safety of the selective laser trabeculoplasty in patients affected by open angle primary glaucoma, in "Ramón Pando Ferrer" Cuban Institute of Ophthalmology. METHODS: A longitudinal, prospective and descriptive study was performed in 30 patients for a total number of 36 eyes, in the period of November 2006 to April 2007. The study sample was characterized and the variables were processed by statistical tests. RESULTS: The vascular diseases and the hereditary factor were the most important antecedents. It was possible to reduce the drug treatment in most of the treated eyes. There was final mean reduction in the intraocular pressure of 7 mmHg after 6-month follow-up and the ocular hypertension was the most frequent complication. CONCLUSIONS: The selective laser trabeculoplasty seems to be an effective and safe therapeutic option to improve the quality of life of the patients with open angle primary glaucoma.
Palavras-chave : Selective trabeculoplasty; selective photothermolyses; latine lenses.