Short exposure times in argon laser iridotomy.

  title={Short exposure times in argon laser iridotomy.},
  author={R M Mandelkorn and A D Mendelsohn and K W Olander and Thom J Zimmerman},
  journal={Ophthalmic surgery},
  volume={12 11},
Currently employed techniques utilizing a continuous wave argon laser for the production of peripheral iridotomies in the treatment of angle-closure glaucoma are successful in producing patient iridotomies; however, complications such as corneal, lenticular, and retinal burns have been experienced. We found that a combination of low energy, much shorter exposures and an overlapping stretch pattern also gave a high success ratio in terms of formation of a patent iridotomy while reducing the… CONTINUE READING