Table 4

Relation between pre-iridotomy examination findings and outcome of iridotomy in eyes with diagnosis of PAC or PACG

Pre-laser examination findings Outcome of iridotomy
Failure (no of eyes)Stable (no of eyes)
(CDR⩾0.8) + (PAS 3-4) + (IOP>19)71
(CDR⩾0.8) + (PAS 3-4) + (IOP⩽19)11
(CDR⩾0.8) + (PAS 0-2) + (IOP>19)1 1
(CDR<0.8) + (PAS 3-4) + (IOP>19)35
(CDR⩾0.8) + (PAS 0-2) + (IOP⩽19)01
(CDR<0.8) + (PAS 3-4) + (IOP⩽19)07
(CDR<0.8) + (PAS 0-2) + (IOP>19)1 7
(CDR<0.8) + (PAS 0-2) + (IOP⩽19)045
Total1368
  • Pseudoexfoliation;

  • mixed mechanism glaucoma; PAS = number of angle quadrants containing peripheral anterior synechiae; IOP = intraocular pressure (mm Hg); CDR = cup:disc ratio.

  • Numbers after PAS (peripheral anterior synechiae) indicate number of angle quadrants containing PAS.