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Dampening of Diurnal Intraocular Pressure Fluctuation by Combined Trabeculotomy and Sinusotomy in Eyes With Open-angle Glaucoma.
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PMID:  22274667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE:: Large diurnal intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuation (▵IOP) is believed to be one of the causes of progression in glaucomatous changes. Some fully medicated glaucoma patients whose IOPs are controlled during the regular office hours (10:00 to 16:00 h) still have progression in glaucomatous changes and IOP elevation during off-office hours. The purpose of this study was to determine whether ▵IOP is dampened after combined trabeculotomy and sinusotomy (LOT+SIN) in glaucoma patients with low IOPs during the regular office hours. PATIENTS AND METHODS:: Fourteen eyes of 8 open-angle glaucoma patients who had large ▵IOP despite low IOPs during the office hours were studied. The IOP was measured every 3 hours for 24 hours before and >3 months after the operation. The IOPs were measured in the sitting position with a Goldmann applanation tonometer. All patients underwent LOT+SIN. RESULTS:: All patients had IOP elevations >20 mm Hg between 0:00 and 3:00 hours before the operation, and none had an IOP peak after the operation. The postoperative mean IOP (16.5±1.7 to 13.9±2.0 mm Hg, P=0.00064), the maximum IOP (21.9±2.4 to 16.1±2.5 mm Hg, P=0.0020), and ▵IOP (8.9±2.7 to 4.3±1.2 mm Hg, P=0.0032) were significantly lower than the preoperative values. However, the minimum IOP was not reduced significantly (13.0±1.9 to 11.7±1.7 mm Hg). CONCLUSIONS:: The diurnal ▵IOPs are dampened by LOT+SIN in glaucoma patients with controlled IOPs during regular office hours. These results indicate that these surgical procedures can be used for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma patients.
Masato Matsuoka; Akira Ando; Keizo Minamino; Kayako Matsuyama; Chieko Shima; Miyo Matsumura; Tetsuya Nishimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of glaucoma     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300903     Medline TA:  J Glaucoma     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
*Department of Ophthalmology, Kansai Medical University, Takii Hospital, Osaka †Nagata Eye Clinic, Nara, Japan.
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