J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 57(9); 2016 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2016;57(9):1489-1492.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2016.57.9.1489    Published online September 15, 2016.
A Case of Hyphema after Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty.
Sungsoon Hwang, Jong Chul Han, Chang Won Kee
Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ckee@skku.edu
선택적 레이저 섬유주성형술 후 발생한 전방출혈 1예
성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성서울병원 안과학교실
Correspondence:  Chang Won Kee,
Email: ckee@skku.edu
Received: 19 May 2016   • Revised: 4 July 2016   • Accepted: 8 August 2016
To report a case of hyphema after selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) in a patient with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma. CASE SUMMARY: A 77-year-old female was referred for elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP). Previously, she had been diagnosed with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma in the right eye and was using topical IOP-lowering agents. The best corrected visual acuity was 20/100 in the right eye and 20/40 in the left eye. IOP, measured with Goldmann applanation tonometer, was 32 mm Hg in the right eye and 20 mm Hg in the left eye. Gonioscopy revealed open-angle glaucoma with +2 trabecular meshwork pigmentation but without peripheral anterior synechiae or neovascularization. SLT was performed in the right eye. Two days later, the patient had sudden onset of blurred vision and pain in the right eye. Visual acuity was limited to light perception, and IOP was 34 mm Hg in the right eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed 1.1 mm hyphema with 4+ red blood cell count in the anterior chamber. Three weeks after the SLT, hyphema in the right eye disappeared, but IOP was measured to be 42 mm Hg. The patient underwent trabeculectomy in the right eye. CONCLUSIONS: SLT is an effective means of lowering IOP with low risk of complications. However, hyphema can rarely occur after SLT and can affect the outcome of the treatment.
Key Words: Hyphema;Open-angle glaucoma;Selective laser trabeculoplasty

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