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[Argon laser iridectomy and gonioplasty in the treatment of angle-closure glaucoma].

Authors
  • Schirmer, K E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1982
Volume
181
Issue
2
Pages
132–134
Identifiers
PMID: 6890125
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Treatment of the narrow angle in angle-closure glaucoma depends on iridectomy and mechanical opening of the angle if an argon laser is used for photocoagulation. The effect of the heat is to shrink the iris tissue (gonioplasty) and to free the angle. Maximum power and safety of the laser beam are achieved by utilizing convex contact lenses on the cornea.

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