Iridectomy is a surgical procedure that is often performed for closed-angle glaucoma. Sometimes called peripheral iridectomy, the procedure involves removing parts of the iris and can be either invasive or less invasive. Less invasive iridectomy uses laser technology, while invasive iridectomy involves incisions.
In this article, we’ll answer some questions about the procedure as well as why it is performed.
What is the purpose of iridectomy?
Iridectomy is mainly performed to treat closed-angle glaucoma, which is a medical condition where the pressure inside your eye becomes too high than its normal pressure. Closed-angle glaucoma is much less common than open-angle glaucoma. In fact, around 90 percent of all glaucoma cases are open-angle glaucoma. People with closed-angle glaucoma experience