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Tip of the Month
Tip of the month - Consider using a topical NSAID, or steroid, post SLT laser
Consider using a topical NSAID, or steroid, post SLT laser

Publishing date: October 2019

Tip Editors: Frances Meier-Gibbons, Humma Shahid, Karl Mercieca, Francisco Goni
Tip reviewer: Roger Hitchings

The Science behind the Tip

There is widespread variation in post laser treatment regimes. In a recent randomized, double-masked, multi-center clinical trial looking a selective laser trabeculoplasty ( SLT) efficacy at 12 weeks, patients were assigned to use 5 days of topical non- steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAID); steroid or placebo. Those who were assigned to the NSAID or steroid groups both showed lower IOP and more change from baseline compared to placebo at 12 weeks.

Contributor: Jeffrey Goldberg MD PhD - Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University, USA




Reference

https://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(18)32934-8/fulltext



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