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Outcomes of transscleral diode laser cyclophotocoagulation in refractory glaucoma patients with good visual acuity

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First Author: G.Arikan TURKEY

Co Author(s):    T. Ozturk   B. Unlu   U. Gunenc              

Abstract Details


To evaluate the efficacy and safety of transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (TSCP) in refractory glaucoma patients with a best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 0.1 or better.


Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.


Charts of patients underwent TSCP between January 2009 and June 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Eyes with a baseline BCVA of 0.1 or better (≤ 1.0 logMAR) were included in the study. Overall success was defined as a final intraocular pressure (IOP) between 7 and 21 mmHg. Visual acuity scores, IOP levels and total number of antiglaucomatous medication were reviewed. Wilcoxon signed rank analysis, Mann-Whitney U and student t tests were used for statistics.


Ten eyes of 10 patients with a mean age of 48.1±22.6 years were included. Mean follow-up was 10.2±5.5 months. Diagnosis was primary open angle glaucoma in 8 eyes, aphakic glaucoma in 1 eye and neovascular glaucoma in 1 eye. In 3 eyes, TSCP was applied twice. Pretreatment BCVA and IOP were 0.46±0.35 logMAR and 27.2±6.4 mmHg, whereas they were 0.43±0.34 logMAR and 17.0±4.4 mmHg at the last visit (p=0.269 and p=0.001). Pretreatmently all cases were put on 4 antiglaucomatous medication that decreased to 2.85±0.38 after TSCP procedure (p=0.001). At the last visit, overall success was achieved in 7 eyes (70%).


Transscleral diode laser cyclophotocoagulation is an effective IOP-lowering procedure; which can also be safely used in eyes with good visual acuity.

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