Basal iridectomy at 6 o'clock in the aphakic eye treated with silicone oil: prevention of keratopathy and secondary glaucoma.

@article{Beekhuis1987BasalIA,
  title={Basal iridectomy at 6 o'clock in the aphakic eye treated with silicone oil: prevention of keratopathy and secondary glaucoma.},
  author={Willem H Houdijn Beekhuis and Fumitaka Ando and R. Živojnovi{\'c} and Diane A. E. Mertens and Ed Peperkamp},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1987},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={197-200}
}
In the aphakic eye, with intact iris diaphragm, silicone oil has frequently caused a pupillary block. In this situation aqueous humour accumulates behind the iris and forces silicone oil through the pupil into the anterior chamber. An iridectomy at the 6 o'clock position can effectively prevent this pupillary block. The iridectomy allows free passage of aqueous to the anterior chamber which remains free of silicone oil. No permanent contact with silicone oil and the cornea is established, and… CONTINUE READING

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