Aqueous Humour Malondialdehyde Level as Oxidative Stress Marker In Types Of Glaucoma
- Maharani Maharani ,
- Puspita Kusuma Dewi ,
- Riski Prihatningtias ,
- Arief Wildan ,
- Trilaksana Nugroho ,
- Edward Kurnia Setiawan Limijadi ,
- Fifin L. Rahmi ,
Background: Angle-closure glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma in Asia, leading worse damage due to its oxidative stress. Another type is open angle glaucoma in second line. The oxidative stress level can be known by malondialdehyde level examination. The study about MDA levels in aqueous humour in primary angle-closure and open angel glaucoma has not been done before.
Objective: To determine the difference of malondialdehyde levels in aqueous humour between primary open-angle glaucoma and primary angle-closure glaucoma.
Methods: This study was an analytical observational study. Nine subjects were primary open-angle glaucoma patients and ten subjects were primary angle-closure glaucoma patients. The aqueous humour was aspirated from the anterior chamber during trabeculectomy and measured the MDA levels using a spectrophotometer. Data were analyzed by Mann Whitney test.
Results: There was no significant difference (p=0.095) of MDA levels in aqueous humour between primary open-angle glaucoma (62.913±17.259 ?mol/L) and primary angle-closure glaucoma (53.485±9.670 ?mol/L).
Conclusion: The oxidative stress level in primary open-angle glaucoma and primary angle-closure glaucoma are the same, indicate that inflammation status of both condition have been similar.