Argon laser peripheral iridoplasty versus conventional systemic medical therapy in treatment of acute primary angle-closure glaucoma : a prospective, randomized, controlled trial.

@article{Lam2002ArgonLP,
  title={Argon laser peripheral iridoplasty versus conventional systemic medical therapy in treatment of acute primary angle-closure glaucoma : a prospective, randomized, controlled trial.},
  author={Dennis S. C. Lam and Jimmy S. M. Lai and Clement C. Y. Tham and John Kien Han Chua and Agnes S Y Poon},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 9},
  pages={1591-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To study whether argon laser peripheral iridoplasty (ALPI) is as effective and safe as conventional systemic medications in treatment of acute primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) when immediate laser peripheral iridotomy is neither possible nor safe. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-three eyes of 64 consecutive patients with their first presentation of acute PACG, with intraocular pressure (IOP) levels of 40 mmHg or more, were recruited into… CONTINUE READING
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