What is the role of gonioscopy in the performance of laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI)?

Updated: Jun 15, 2020
  • Author: Frank X Cao, MD; Chief Editor: C Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR, FAAO, FARVO  more...
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Gonioscopy is used to assess the anterior chamber angle. IOP and intraocular inflammation are controlled. A topical anesthetic (proparacaine 0.5%), a topical alpha-agonist (apraclonidine or brimonidine), and pilocarpine 1% are placed on the eye.


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