Laser Applications on Iris for Treatment of Glaucoma


  • Ahmet Özkök
  • Nevbahar Tamçelik
  • Erdoğan Cicik
  • Didar Uçar Çömlekoğlu

Received Date: 26.04.2013 Accepted Date: 03.05.2013 Turk J Ophthalmol 2013;43(3):190-194

Laser applications on iris for the treatment of glaucoma include laser iridotomy (LI) and laser peripheral iridoplasty (LPI). LI is a simple and effective modality for treatment of closed-angle glaucoma with pupillary block. LPI is an easy and effective treatment for closed angle in situations in which LI either cannot be performed or does not repair the appositional angle closure because mechanisms other than pupillary block are present. The aim of this review is to summarize the indications, technique details, and complications of laser applications on iris for the treatment of glaucoma.

Keywords: Glaucoma, laser iridotomy, argon laser iridoplasty, closed-angle glaucoma, pigmentary glaucoma

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