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Can some of the iridotomy risks be predicted based on the eye tests pre surgery? Read about retinal detachment after the procedure in some cases.

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Very rare

Have not seen a retinal detachment after routine laser iridotomy.
Was reported in the literature as a case report after super high energy used. Maybe could have had an unknown tear that led to the detachment.

In brief: Very rare

Have not seen a retinal detachment after routine laser iridotomy.
Was reported in the literature as a case report after super high energy used. Maybe could have had an unknown tear that led to the detachment.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Colin McCannel
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Not really

Categorically speaking eyes with high myopia have greater risk of retinal detachment.
However there is nothing per see that would predict risk for iridoty specifically, esp. As it pertains to risk of retinal detachment following the procedure.

In brief: Not really

Categorically speaking eyes with high myopia have greater risk of retinal detachment.
However there is nothing per see that would predict risk for iridoty specifically, esp. As it pertains to risk of retinal detachment following the procedure.
Dr. Colin McCannel
Dr. Colin McCannel
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Probably not

Iridotomy is done to prevent attacks of acute glaucoma and is very effective.
Retinal detachment following this procedure is extremely rare and should not be a concern given the seriousness of acute glaucoma. If you need an iridotomy, go for it.

In brief: Probably not

Iridotomy is done to prevent attacks of acute glaucoma and is very effective.
Retinal detachment following this procedure is extremely rare and should not be a concern given the seriousness of acute glaucoma. If you need an iridotomy, go for it.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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