June 2013
Volume 54, Issue 15
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   June 2013
Efficacy of Repeat Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in African American Patients
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mamta Shah
    Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Univ School of Med, Boston, MA
  • Babak Eliassi-Rad
    Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Univ School of Med, Boston, MA
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    Commercial Relationships Mamta Shah, None; Babak Eliassi-Rad, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 2013, Vol.54, 1872. doi:
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      Mamta Shah, Babak Eliassi-Rad; Efficacy of Repeat Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in African American Patients. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2013;54(15):1872.

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Abstract
 
Purpose
 

To evaluate the efficacy of repeat selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) in African American patients.

 
Methods
 

A retrospective chart review of 50 eyes of 22 African American patients who underwent repeat SLT. Mean intraocular pressure (IOP) was measured after SLT 1 and SLT 2 up to 30 months after each SLT.

 
Results
 

SLT 2 was performed 19.0+/-12.9 months after SLT 1. The results are summarized in Table 1. After SLT 1, mean IOP was reduced from 20.5+/-5.10 mmHg to 18.5+/-2.97 mmHg at 6-9 months, 17.8+/-4.25 mmHg at 12-15 months, and 15.4+/-3.06 mmHg at 21-30 months. After SLT 2, mean IOP was reduced from 18.9+/-3.38 mmHg to 16.5+/-5.14 mmHg at 6-9 months (p=0.07), 16.0+/-2.83 mmHg at 12-15 months (p=0.01), and 15.4+/-5.32 mmHg at 21-30 months (p=0.03). The percentage of patients achieving ≥20% IOP reduction from baseline IOP after SLT 1 and SLT 2 is shown in Table 2.

 
Conclusions
 

Repeat SLT successfully lowers IOP in African Americans at 12-15 months and 21-30 months.

     
Keywords: 578 laser • 568 intraocular pressure  
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