What is the role of laser iridoplasty in the treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

Updated: Jun 20, 2019
  • Author: Albert P Lin, MD; Chief Editor: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH  more...
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Argon laser may be used to create burns in the peripheral iris and to cause tissue contraction. This reduces iris thickness and creates additional space between the iris and the trabecular meshwork. Traditionally, this technique is indicated to prevent AAC in plateau iris and nanophthalmos but can also be used to augment the effect of iridotomy or iridectomy, if needed. [15, 16]


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