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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 469163, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/469163
Clinical Study

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty for Glaucoma Secondary to Emulsified Silicone Oil after Pars Plana Vitrectomy: A Pilot Study

1Beyoglu Eye Training and Research Hospital, Bereketzade Cami Sokak, No. 2, Beyoglu, 34421 Istanbul, Turkey
2Medeniyet University, Dumlupinar Mahallesi, D-100 Karayolu, No. 98, Kadikoy, 34270 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 20 February 2014; Revised 23 March 2014; Accepted 27 March 2014; Published 13 April 2014

Academic Editor: Toshiaki Kubota

Copyright © 2014 Zeynep Alkin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. To investigate the efficacy of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) for lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open angle glaucoma (OAG) secondary to emulsified silicone oil (SO). Methodology/Principal Findings. Prospective, interventional, consecutive case series of 11 eyes with sustained elevation of IOP after SO removal. The mean IOP at baseline, week 1, month 1, month 3, and month 6 was evaluated. The mean baseline IOP was significantly decreased from 25 ± 2.7 mmHg to 18.4 ± 5.5 mmHg at week 1 , 17.9 ± 3.1 mmHg at month 1 , 15.8 ± 3.9 mmHg at month 3 , and 16.2 ± 4.7 mmHg at month 6 . IOP < 21 mmHg was achieved in 91% of the eyes without a significant complication at month 6. Conclusion/Significance. SLT may be successful for lowering IOP in patients with OAG secondary to emulsified SO which was not controlled with maximum antiglaucomatous medical treatment.