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iridectomy

[‚ir·ə′dek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of part of the iris.
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Cosopt was withdrawn in 2 weeks after laser iridotomy, as no further adjunctive lowering IOP medication was needed.
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.
* Iridotomy. For people with angle-closure glaucoma, this surgery uses the laser beam to make a tiny hole in the iris to improve the flow of the aqueous humor to the drainage meshwork.
* A prophylactic laser iridotomy must be performed on the fellow eye to prevent an acute attack in the future.
The technique for the surgical iridotomy is first to exert gentle pressure on the sclera to prolapse the iris (Figure 2e).
The influence of peripheral iridotomy on the intraocular pressure course in patients with pigmentary glaucoma.
Iridotomy. For patients with angle-closure glaucoma, this surgery uses the laser beam to make a tiny hole in the iris to improve the flow of the aqueous humor to the drainage meshwork.
They talked about surgical options, including corneal transplants and iridotomy. When we found out that he might be able to see, we started to think about eyewear options for kids, and concluded that the choices were lacking.
Case 1 underwent a surgical peripheral iridotomy intraoperatively, while Case 2 had a preexisting peripheral iridectomy due to previous trabeculectomy surgery.
Nd:YAG laser was manufactured for anterior segment and commonly used for capsulotomy for pseudophakic eyes in posterior capsule opacification and iridotomy in angleclosure glaucoma.
* Varia (number of surgeries): anterior chamber lavage (1), iridotomy (1), adhesiolysis (1).