iridectomy

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iridectomy

[‚ir·ə′dek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of part of the iris.
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If the patients had undergone goniosynechialysis and peripheral iridectomy, they only needed the remaining operations.
The proportion of visualized ciliary processes depends on the extent of iris defect, which ranges from peripheral iridectomy to aniridia.
Surgical interventions such as sphincterectomy (dissection of the sphincter), peripheral iridectomy, or vitreous prolapse in cataract surgery complicated by posterior capsule rupture, can also affect the shape of the pupil.

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