Laser peripheral iridotomy is a painless procedure done to treat angle-closure glaucoma. In this procedure, an additional opening is created surgically over the iris to make an extra draining channel through which the raised pressure inside the eyes is relieved. It is a quick and effective procedure that takes ten minutes to complete. The hole created can be about 1.5 to 2 millimeters in size to ensure adequate eye fluid drainage.
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Query: Dear Doctor, I have abnormal pressure in my eyes. I believe it was 24 in one and 23 in the other. My doctor told me that he would not dilate my eyes because it would be dangerous and asked me to find someone to do Laser Peripheral Iridotomy surgery(LPI). I am 23 years old with no medical conditions.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query at icliniq.com. It seems from the history that you are having increased intraocular pressure in both the eyes, the normal is 14-16 mmHg and you are having 24 and 23 mmHg. Hence we should suspect glaucoma. In one of the sub type of glaucoma called as... Read Full »