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Laser peripheral iridectomy comparing Q-switched neodymium YAG with argon.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transactions of the ophthalmological societies of the United Kingdom
Publication Date
Volume
104 ( Pt 1)
Pages
67–69
Identifiers
PMID: 3855339
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Twenty-five patients who required bilateral peripheral iridectomies had the right eye treated by the Nd YAG laser and the left eye by the pulsed argon laser. The photodisruption of iris tissued produced by the Nd YAG produces a quicker more efficient iridectomy than the thermal effect of the argon laser with less tendency to healing and inflammation. We conclude that Neodymium YAG laser iridectomy is a safe effective alternative to argon laser iridectomy with no increase in complications during the follow up period and is preferred by the patients.

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