Tip of the Month
Publishing date: October 2019
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
Tip Reviewer: Roger Hitchings
Tip Editors: Frances Meier-Gibbons, Humma Shahid, Karl Mercieca, Francisco Goni