iridencleisis


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iridencleisis

 [ir″ĭ-den-kli´sis]
surgical incarceration of a slip of the iris within a corneal or limbal incision to act as a wick for aqueous drainage in glaucoma.

ir·i·den·clei·sis

(ir'i-den-klī'sis),
The incarceration of a portion of the iris by corneoscleral incision in glaucoma to effect filtration between the anterior chamber and subconjunctival space.
[irido- + G. enkleiō, to shut in]

ir·i·den·clei·sis

(ir'i-den-klī'sis)
The incarceration of a portion of the iris by corneoscleral incision in glaucoma to effect filtration between the anterior chamber and subconjunctival space.
[irido- + G. enkleiō, to shut in]
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In the group of patients with malignant glaucoma, 40.9% of eyes underwent surgical treatment with the method of phacoiridencleisis, 22.7% phacotrabeculectomy, 18.2% iridencleisis, 13.6% trabeculectomy, and 4.5% seton valve implantation before this complication occurred.
When frequency of malignant glaucoma after trabeculectomy and iridencleisis was compared, the difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.416) (Table 3).
Among the procedures, where malignant glaucoma occurred as a complication, were trabeculectomy, iridencleisis, seton valve implantation, and surgery combined with phacoemulsification: phacoiridencleisis and phacotrabeculectomy.
Phacotrabeculectomy was performed mainly in eyes with open iridocorneal angle glaucoma, while in the hyperopic eyes, microphthalmos, or relative anterior microphthalmos, the preferred surgical technique was iridencleisis combined with cataract surgery because of lower tendency of postoperative shallowing of the anterior chamber after mentioned procedure.