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Glaucoma

IOP outcomes after laser trabeculoplasty in eyes with prior Kahook Dual Blade goniotomy limited

Posted on July 28, 2021
Reduction in IOP and medication use may be limited after laser trabeculoplasty (LTP) in eyes that have a history of Kahook Dual Blade goniotomy (KDB), according to a paper presented at 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting.  In this study, 21 eyes of 19 patients with history of KDB and 42 eyes of 36 goniotomy-naive control patients, were included. Uncomplicated phacoemulsification of visually significant cataract was combined with all KDB procedures. Baseline characteristics were matched between the groups.  The LTP su

Reduction in IOP and medication use may be limited after laser trabeculoplasty (LTP) in eyes that have a history of Kahook Dual Blade goniotomy (KDB), according to a poster presented at the 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting.

In this study, 21 eyes of 19 patients with a history of KDB and 42 eyes of 36 goniotomy-naive control patients, were included. Uncomplicated phacoemulsification of visually significant cataracts was combined with all KDB procedures. Baseline characteristics were matched between the groups.

The LTP success rate was 65% in the control group compared to 57% in the KDB group; the difference was not statistically significant. A significant reduction in IOP was only found in the control group and no significant reduction in the number of glaucoma medications was achieved in either group.

Reference
Cho J, et al. Outcomes of Laser Trabeculoplasty (LTP) after Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy (KDB) Combined with Phaco Versus in Goniotomy-Naive Eyes. Presented at: 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting

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