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a surgical procedure that makes an incision in the iris of the eye in order to enlarge the pupil or to treat closed-angle glaucoma

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Forskolin and rutin prevent intraocular pressure spikes after Nd:YAG laser iridotomy. Panminerva Med.
Six eyes had Fuchs' corneal endothelial dystrophy, nine had iatrogenic bullous keratopathy, six underwent argon laser iridotomy, and three were subjected to phacoemulsification and IOL implantation.
Pescosolido, "Forskolin and rutin prevent intraocular pressure spikes after Nd:YAG laser iridotomy," Panminerva Medica, vol.
Peripheral iridotomy was performed at the 6-o'clock position using a 25-gauge vitreous cutter to prevent the development of a postoperative pupillary block.
I think your father will have laser iridotomy to do this.
Peripheral laser iridotomy was performed to release the pupillary block.
She was discharged home one month after admission and right and left eye laser peripheral iridotomy was performed 3 weeks after ICU discharge (Figure).
It is associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy, retinal artery macro aneurysm, trauma,1 age-related maculopathy, hematological disorders such as leukemia and chemotherapy induced pancytopenia, following laser in situ keratomileusis because of rapid release of the microkeratotome vacum pressure or after retinal vascular rupture associated with physical exertion (valsalva retinopathy), Terson's syndrome, Purtscher's syndrome.2 Visual acuity is often profoundly reduced but spontaneous clearance usually occurs within few months.3 Nd: yag laser (neodymium yag laser) is commonly used for a variety of anterior segment procedures particularly iridotomy and posterior capsulotomy.
To treat it, health care professionals may initially administer medications to reduce eye pressure as fast as possible until a surgery called iridotomy can be done.
* 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.
(5) Treatment may include a surgical procedure, such as paracentesis of the eye, peripheral iridotomy, or iridectomy, and chronic administration of topical medication.
When medical therapy fails in open angle glaucoma, or if medical therapy and laser YAG peripheral iridotomy fails in patients with angle closure glaucoma, surgery can be attempted.
The technique is now used in ophthalmology to perform capsulotomy, peripheral iridotomy in glaucoma and to cut vitreous bands.9,10
In cases of pupillary block glaucoma occurring with posterior capsular tear and vitreous loss we performed Nd YAG laser iridotomy (ies) after first lowering the intra ocular pressure with IV Mannitol and oral acetazolamide.