Table 1

 Characters of patients who received the combined argon–YAG (yttrium–aluminium–garnet) laser technique

Patient numberEyeOrigin of patientAge (years)DiagnosisLow-power argon laserHigh-power argon laserYAG laserTotal energy (J)ComplicationsPost-laser iridotomy patency
ShotsPower (W)Energy (J)ShotsPower (W)Energy (J)ShotsEnergy (J)
LE, left eye; PAC, primary-angle closure defined by iridotrabecular contact (>90°); RE, right eye; YAG, yttrium–aluminium–garnet.
1LEAfrican63PAC150.100.075177001.19320.0611.326Minor iris haemorrhageY
2REIndian29PAC230.120.138257001.75530.0651.9527Y
LE230.180.207127000.84500.0401.0866Minor iris haemorrhageY
3REIndian64PAC190.150.143117000.77220.0360.9481Y
LE190.150.143137000.91250.0431.0957Y
4REIndian50PAC190.130.124117000.77150.0150.9081Minor iris haemorrhageY
LE180.130.117137000.91140.0141.0408Y
5REIndian65PAC200.0950.095207001.40240.0311.526Y
LE200.0950.095217001.47240.0281.593Y
6REIndian60PAC200.100.100137000.9140.0041.0144Y
LE210.100.105167001.1240.0051.2296Y
7REIndian48PAC150.100.075117000.77390.0630.9076Y
LE160.100.080147000.98540.0771.1374Y
8REGreek55PAC210.120.126187001.2690.0091.3946Y
LE150.120.090187001.2640.0041.3541Y
Range29–6515–230.095–0.180.075–0.20711–257000.77–1.754–540.004–0.0770.908–1.953
Mean (SD)54 (12)19 (3)0.119 (0.03)0.114 (0.04)16 (4)7001.087 (0.30)24 (18)0.033 (0.03)1.234 (0.29)