Laser iridotomy

Aust N Z J Ophthalmol. 1987 May;15(2):119-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.1987.tb00056.x.


The outcome of 64 consecutive argon laser iridotomies was examined retrospectively. The patients were followed for a mean of 18 months. Argon laser iridotomy was shown to be effective in treating chronic angle-closure glaucoma, those patients without field loss faring better than those with field loss: 34% of the latter group eventually required a trabeculectomy. It is suggested that patients be carefully followed-up after iridotomy, particularly those with loss of visual field.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Glaucoma / physiopathology
  • Glaucoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Iris / surgery*
  • Laser Therapy* / adverse effects
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Visual Fields