A new study asks the question: Is a superior LPI better than a nasal/temp LPI in preventing dysphotopsias?
The short answer? No.
The study details: Over 500 patients with angle closure glaucoma or suspected angle closure underwent LPI’s. Half of them had superior LPI’s and the other half had nasal/temp placed LPI’s. The study found no difference in post-op dysphotopsia symptoms.
One interesting finding: Angle closure glaucoma patients were nearly 3 times more likely to report new post-LPI dysphotopsias compared to suspected angle closure patients.