laser iridotomy

laser iridotomy

peripheral iridectomy as performed by laser.

laser iridotomy

a procedure for the treatment of closed-angle glaucoma in which an opening is created in the peripheral iris so that the aqueous fluid is granted access to the trabecular meshwork drainage system. It is usually performed after control of an acute attack when signs of ocular congestion have disappeared. It is also used for prophylaxis against anticipated attacks.
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Contract award: Purchase (supply) ophthalmic laser for retinal photocoagulation, laser iridotomy and trabeculoplasty for ophthalmology clinic.
Peripheral Nd: YAG laser iridotomy to reestablish the communication between the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye by making an opening in the peripheral iris.
17) Those with normal IOPs, but very shallow angles, can be at risk of angle closure glaucoma and therefore can subsequently be referred for potential prophylactic laser iridotomy treatment.
I think your father's going to have laser iridotomy to do this.
A laser iridotomy is used to treat acute glaucoma in which pressure in the eye rises suddenly due to blockage in the outflow of fluid.

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