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Effect of eye colour on the final outcome of selective laser trabeculoplasty

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First Author: I.El-Hawary SAUDI ARABIA

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To study the effect of eye color (blue or brown) on Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), in decreasing intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG)


Magrabi Eye Center


A retrospective study was performed on 67 eyes treated with SLT over 3 years; eyes were grouped as blue or brown. Maximum pre- and post-SLT IOP was compared in both groups.


25 blue eyes were treated; mean follow-up was 388 days. IOP decreased from a mean of 18.5 to 13.6 MmHg; representing 26 percent reduction in IOP. 42 brown eyes were treated; mean follow-up was 306 days. IOP decreased from a mean of 19.5 to 13.3 mmHg; representing 32 percent reduction in IOP.


SLT significantly lowered mean IOP more in brown eyes and less in blue eyes, suggesting a direct relationship between eye pigment and post-SLT reduction of IOP in patients with POAG. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: No

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