University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Photo Quiz#2

Compiled by Jacob Hayes, M2

Photo 15

This procedure is indicated for the treatment/prevention of what condition?

angle closure glaucoma due to pupillary block

Why is this location preferred over a superior location?

Temporal placement of the iridotomy is thought to be less likely to result in visual disturbances. It is hypothesized that light may be refracted through a superior iridotomy by the tear meniscus created at the margin of the upper eyelid

see related atlas entry

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last updated: 06/22/2014
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