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Argon-laser iridoplasty in the management of uveitis-induced acute angle-closure glaucoma.
European Journal of Ophthalmology
PURPOSE: To report the use of argon laser iridoplasty in the management of uveitic acute angle-closure glaucoma. METHODS: Interventional case report. RESULTS: A 46-year-old man developed uveitic acute angle-closure glaucoma with an intraocular pressure (IOP) of 65 mmHg. After unsuccessful attempts with medical treatment and two laser peripheral iridotomies, iridoplasty allowed to break posterior synechiae, open the angle, and reduce the IOP within a few hours. CONCLUSIONS: Argon laser iridoplasty allowed rapid reduction of IOP and prevented the need for emergency surgery. Therefore, the authors stipulate that it is a viable management option in active uveitic acute angle-closure glaucoma.
Acute Disease, Glaucoma, Angle-Closure, Humans, Intraocular Pressure, Iridectomy, Iris, Lasers, Gas, Male, Middle Aged, Uveitis, Anterior
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