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Effect of selective laser trabeculoplasty on macular thickness

Authors Koc M, Durukan I, Koban Y, Ceran B, Ayar O, Ekinci M, Yilmazbas P

Received 25 May 2015

Accepted for publication 7 August 2015

Published 15 December 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 2335—2338


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Mustafa Koc,1 Irfan Durukan,2 Yaran Koban,3 Basak Bastanci Ceran,1 Orhan Ayar,4 Metin Ekinci,3 Pelin Yilmazbas1

1Department of Ophthalmology, Ulucanlar Eye Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, 2Ophthalmology Clinic, Kayserigoz Hospital Kayseri, 3Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Kafkas University, Kars, 4Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey

Background: To investigate the effects of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) on macular thickness change.
Methods: Forty eyes of 40 consecutive patients with uncontrolled primary open-angle glaucoma with medical treatment were included in this prospective study. SLT was performed to the inferior 180°, and macular thickness was measured. Data were collected before SLT, and 1 week and 1 month after SLT. Macular thickness evaluation was performed in five quadrants, the central 1 mm quadrant (fovea = F), the nasal 3 mm quadrant surrounding F (NQ), temporal quadrant, superior quadrant (SQ), and inferior quadrant (IQ). The preoperative and postoperative thicknesses were compared.
Results: There was an increase in macular thickness in the NQ, IQ, and SQ on the first week after SLT compared to preoperative measurements. On the other hand, there was no significant increase in the F and temporal quadrant. On the first month after SLT, thickness in the NQ, IQ, and SQ was back to preoperative measurements, and there was no significant change between the preoperative measurements in any quadrant.
Conclusion: There was no significant increase in macular thickness shortly after SLT in our study.

complication, glaucoma, laser treatment, macula, optical coherence tomography

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