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Table 3 Side effects mentioned in the randomized clinical trials using SLT

From: Where does selective laser trabeculoplasty stand now? A review

Author, year Drops administered before SLT Drops administered after SLT Redness First week Discomfort First week Anterior chamber reaction First week Definition IOP spike IOP spike (%) Other side-effects
Lai, 2004 [22] apra apra 1x + pred 4x, 7d yes NA yes >5 mmHg 10 none
Nagar, 2005 [23] ameth dex or keto 4x, 5d NA 90° = 6 %;
180° = 20 %;
360° = 39 %
90° = 31 %;
180° = 41 %;
360° = 50 %
≥5 mmHg 90° = 9 %;
180° = 16 %;
360° = 27 %
none
Nagar, 2009 [24] ameth keto 4x, 5d NA NA NA NA NA NA
Katz, 2012 [21] NA NA NA NA NA NA NA none
Bovell, 2011 [26] apra or brim pred 4x, 5d NA NA NA ≥6 mmHg 4.5 NA
Liu, 2012 [27] brim fluoro 4x, 5d NA NA NA NA none none
Rosenfeld, 2012 [28] apra dex 3x, 7d NA NA NA NA NA none
Kent, 2013 [29] brim + pilo keto 4x, 5d NA NA NA >6 mmHg NA NA
  1. Abbreviations: NA = not available; apra = 1 % apraclonidine; pred = 1 % prednisolone acetate; ameth = 1 % amethocaine; dex = 0.1 % dexamethasone; keto = ketorolac; brim = 0.2 or 0.15 % brimonidine; fluoro = 0.1 % fluorometholone; pilo = 1 % pilocarpine; 4x = 4 times daily; 5d = for 5 days; 7d = for 7 days