Peripheral argon laser iridectomy in narrow-angle glaucoma.


Gas argon laser peripheral iridectomy was attempted as an alternative to surgical peripheral iridectomy in the treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma and the prophylactic treatment of fellow eyes. Success was achieved in eyes with a blue iris if sufficient energy was given to achieve a permanent red reflex. Reasons for failure in eyes with a heavily pigmented iris are discussed. The procedure must be greatly improved before surgical peripheral iridectomy is superseded as the treatment of choice.

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@article{Rosen1976PeripheralAL, title={Peripheral argon laser iridectomy in narrow-angle glaucoma.}, author={Elizabeth S Rosen and Christopher Dodd and Richta Gupta and G K Lakenpal and John E. Sutton}, journal={Transactions of the ophthalmological societies of the United Kingdom}, year={1976}, volume={96 2}, pages={341-4} }