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2014-34: Monitoring of intraocular pressure after laser peripheral iriditomy preceeding Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty

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Laser peripheral iridotomy (PI) is used to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP). Paradoxically, however, there is an increased risk of IOP spikes shortly after a PI which may be associated with pigment dispersion by this procedure. Also, PI may be a prophylactic measure to prevent high IOP later on, for instance when used as preparation for Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK).

As a precaution, we currently, monitor the IOP one hour post PI, regardless of the indication, in all patients. A clear consensus, however, whether all patients should be monitored has not been achieved. Purpose of this study is to determine if patients with an indication for a pre-DSAEK PI require post-PI monitoring.

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