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RMJ. 2005; 30(2): 88-90

Role of Yag Laser Iridotomy as Initial Treatment of Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma.

Mazhar Ammar, Hafeez ur Rahman, Imran Azam Butt, Nahid Ghani.

Objective: To assess the efficacy of Nd: YAG laser iridotomy as initial treatment for primary angle closure glaucoma.
Methods: Eighty four eyes of 55 patients were treated with YAG laser and their results were assessed.
Results: Patent iridotomies were present in 79 eyes out of 84 (94%) eyes. Twenty seven out of 84 (32.14 %) eyes were treated as failures.
Conclusion: YAG laser iridotomy is effective in widening the drainage angle and reducing elevated intra ocular pressure. (Rawal Med J 2005;30:88-90).

Key words: Iridotomy, laser, glaucoma

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