Neodymium:YAG laser iridotomy in the cynomolgus monkey.

  title={Neodymium:YAG laser iridotomy in the cynomolgus monkey.},
  author={D M Dragon and Alan L. Robin and Irvin P Pollack and Harry A. Quigley and William Richard Green and Timothy Garrett Murray and M L Hotchkiss and Salvatore A D'Anna},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  volume={26 6},
The histologic effects of various Neodymium:YAG laser energy levels were evaluated after iridotomy formation in cynomolgus monkey eyes. Scanning election microscopy of the corneal endothelium above the treated areas revealed no significant cell loss or pleomorphism when compared to the adjacent untreated areas. Light and phase contrast microscopy demonstrated closure of the iridotomies in most cases by a bridge of iris pigment epithelium. In several specimens, stromal tissue and pigment laden… CONTINUE READING