May 31, 2019 Conference
Ms. Jeannie Xu, Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. Manishi Desai, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine
Methods: We analyzed retrospectively about 84 patients who had LPI in 2018 at Boston Medical center who had LPI for narrow angles. Fisher exact test and t-test was used for statistical analysis of the data.
Results: Total of 84 patients who underwent LPI included in the study. Total number of patients with inflammation were 11 and 73 patients were with no inflammation. Comparing patient with persistent inflammation to patients with no inflammation, race was not statistically significant with a p value of 0.8767. Type of laser (Argon and yag vs Yag alone) was close to statistically significance with a p-value of 0.058. Moreover, gender, location of LPI, surgeon experience was not found to contribute to persistent inflammation post-LPI.
Conclusions: Our results did not find location of LPI, race, type of laser, surgeon experience to contribute to persistent inflammation post-LPI. Pending further evaluation of more patient to include from prior years, the use of both Argon and yag might contribute to persistent inflammation given how close the p value was to statistical significance. Pending further evaluation of more patient, the current data suggests past intraocular inflammation and intraocular surgical history might contribute to persistent inflammation post-LPI.