Subconjunctival THC:YAG laser sclerostomy under a partial-thickness corneal flap

R. J. Fliegler, J. Mastrobattista, M. H. Luntz

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To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of THC:YAG laser sclerostomy in reducing intraocular pressure (IOP), we performed 16 subconjunctival sclerostomies under a partial-thickness corneal flap. We report the 3- and 6- month follow-up results in these patients, all of whom had intractable glaucoma resistant to previous surgical treatment. The mean IOP decreased from a pretreatment value of 30 mm Hg to a posttreatment value of 14 mm Hg at 3 months. Fifty-seven percent of the treated eyes achieved an IOP below 20 mm Hg at 6 months. A significant reduction in glaucoma medications is also reported among the successes. Complications were minimal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-33
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994


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