Laser peripheral iridotomy


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Laser peripheral iridotomy

This procedure makes a drainage hole in the iris allowing the fluid to drain from the eye
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Indeed, the Effectiveness of early lens extraction for the treatment of primary angle-closure glaucoma (EAGLE) study randomised patients with angle closure to either a laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) or clear lens extraction.
Exclusion criteria included secondary angle-closure glaucoma or those who had undergone ophthalmic surgeries other than laser peripheral iridotomy. All patients underwent GSL directed by an ophthalmic endoscope after phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation.
After starting conventional treatment of AACG definitive surgical treatment including laser peripheral iridotomy or argon laser peripheral iridoplasty should be done immediately but these techniques must be delayed until haemodynamic stability of ICU patients is achieved.
* Laser peripheral iridotomy: A microscopic hole is made in the peripheral iris of people with narrow-angle glaucoma to decrease intraocular pressure.
Laser Peripheral Iridotomy. All laser procedures were performed by one of two senior glaucoma specialists.
Acute primary angle closure in an Asian population: long-term outcome of the fellow eye after prophylactic laser peripheral iridotomy. Ophthalmology.
c) Consideration of laser peripheral iridotomy to reduce the IOP

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