3 doctors weighed in:
What is the outcome of yag laser iridotomy?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hole in the iris
This procedure is done in order to lower the risk of angle closure in patients with anatomically narrow angles.
If the iris and the cornea are in close proximity they may touch and by doing so, block the drainage pathway of the eye. The hole made by the yag laser serves to provide a pathway for fluid to move between the front and back of the eye.

In brief: Hole in the iris
This procedure is done in order to lower the risk of angle closure in patients with anatomically narrow angles.
If the iris and the cornea are in close proximity they may touch and by doing so, block the drainage pathway of the eye. The hole made by the yag laser serves to provide a pathway for fluid to move between the front and back of the eye.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified,
38 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors