The reopening of closed filtering blebs using the neodymium: YAG laser
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
The reopening of closed filtering blebs using the neodymium
Abstract: 

Four eyes underwent cicatricial closure of the filtering bleb within the 6 weeks postoperatively. They failed to respond to digital massage and conventional therapy, resulting in loss of bleb and elevated intraocular pressure. The average pre-YAG laser treatment intraocular pressure was 34.5 mmHg. Three hundred to five hundred applications from the mode-locked Neodymium:YAG laser ( Meditec ) delivered at 3.5 mJ were directed through a goniocontact prism to the surgical area. Prompt vaporization of scar tissue and sclera resulted in a dramatic reversal of the pathology. Forty-eight hours after treatment and with a cessation of carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, an average 20 mm Hg drop in intraocular pressure was achieved. The bleb reformed in each case and maintained its patency for a minimum follow-up of 6 months.

Author(s): 
Praeger, D. L.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Ophthalmology
Journal Abbreviation: 
Ophthalmology
Publication Date: 
Apr 1984
Publication Year: 
1984
Pages: 
373-377
Volume: 
91
Issue: 
4
ISSN: 
0161-6420
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 6546978

Turabian/Chicago Citation

D. L. Praeger. Apr 1984. "The reopening of closed filtering blebs using the neodymium: YAG laser." Ophthalmology 91: 4: 373-377.

Wikipedia Citation

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