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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 851971, 3 pages
Case Report

Corneal Decompensation after Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Ophthalmology Department, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul University, Kocamustafapasa Cd. No. 53, Cerrahpasa, Fatih, 34098 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 12 February 2014; Revised 12 June 2014; Accepted 14 June 2014; Published 1 July 2014

Academic Editor: Antonio Ferreras

Copyright © 2014 Ahmet Ozkok 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.


A 64-year-old Caucasian man referred for decreased vision after selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). Slit lamp examination revealed diffuse corneal edema. Despite intensive topical treatment including steroids, corneal edema did not resolve; on the contrary, it advanced to bullous keratopathy. Corneal edema after SLT is an exceptionally rare complication and in all of the previous reports edema resolved with medical treatment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report presenting persistent corneal edema after SLT.