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dc.contributor.authorBarsam, Charles A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-19T11:45:03Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.date.submitted1994
dc.identifier.otherb20439544
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/37117
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractDuring the past ten years argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) has evolved from a novel to a commonplace intervention in the management of open-angle glaucoma. Despite its widespread usage, the exact effect of ALT on the trabecular meshwork is only partially understood. Nonetheless, its effect of lowering intraocular pressure through enhancement of aqueous humor outflow is well documented. Laser photocoagulation of the trabecular meshwork focally destroys, but also diffusely stimulated trabecular meshwork cells. The laser induced shape alterations in the trabecular meshwork are thought to influence aqueous humor outflow only at very high intraocular pressure levels. It appears more probable that most of the aqueous humor outflow occurring after ALT results from laser induced metabolic changes within the cells of the trabecular meshwork. This review chronicles the history of the use of the laser in glaucoma management, the clinical experience and some of the experimental studies which have been conducted to answer the questions regarding the mechanism of action of ALT.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis work is being made available in OpenBU by permission of its author, and is available for research purposes only. All rights are reserved to the author.en_US
dc.subjectArgon laser trabeculoplastyen_US
dc.subjectGlaucomaen_US
dc.subjectOphthalmologyen_US
dc.titleA review of argon laser trabeculoplasty in treatment of open-angle glaucomaen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineOphthalmologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.barcode11719018187924
dc.identifier.mmsid99190571380001161


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