During laser peripheral iridotomy, laser technology
is used to create a small hole in the iris that allows for intraocular fluid to
drain from the inner eye.
Treated with Laser Peripheral Iridotomy:
Laser peripheral iridotomy is performed in order to
treat narrow-angle glaucoma.
Non-surgical alternatives to laser peripheral
iridotomy include medications that reduce intraocular eye pressure. A
trabeculectomy may be performed as a surgical alternative.
with Laser Peripheral Iridotomy:
Laser peripheral iridotomy is performed with a local
Complications from Laser Peripheral Iridotomy:
Possible risks following laser peripheral iridotomy
include cataracts and a short term increase in intraocular eye pressure. Repeat
surgery may also be needed.
after Laser Peripheral Iridotomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laser peripheral iridotomy is good.
from Laser Peripheral Iridotomy:
Total recovery from laser peripheral iridotomy takes