iridectomy


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Related to iridectomy: peripheral iridectomy, trabeculoplasty

ir·i·dec·to·my

 (ĭr′ĭ-dĕk′tə-mē, ī′rĭ-)
n. pl. ir·i·dec·to·mies
Surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye.

iridectomy

(ˌɪrɪˈdɛktəmɪ; ˌaɪ-)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of part of the iris

ir•i•dec•to•my

(ˌɪr ɪˈdɛk tə mi, ˌaɪ rɪ-)

n., pl. -mies.
excision of part of the iris.
[1850–55]

iridectomy

Surgery to remove part of the iris of the eye.
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Noun1.iridectomy - an eye operation that treats closed-angle glaucoma by surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye
eye operation, eye surgery - any surgical procedure involving the eyes
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ir·i·dec·to·my

n. iridectomía, extirpación de una parte del iris.
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Pupil block glaucoma--this is prevented by a Nd:YAG laser iridotomy or surgical iridectomy.
Legs were removed with fine tipped iridectomy scissors while holding the left side of the specimen with fine-tipped jeweler's forceps.
In silicone oil filled aphakic eyes, inferior iridectomy was not needed in majority of cases due to coloboma of iris.
The iridectomy breaks down the reverse pupillary block by communicating the AC and PC, after which the iris returns to be flat or regular and departs from the anterior surface of the crystalline lens and zonules, preventing more pigment granules to liberate from the IPE layer of the iris.
Peripheral iridectomy is the treatment of choice for these patients.
Trabeculectomy was performed using Kelly Descemet membrane punch and a peripheral iridectomy was performed using a pair of Vannas scissors.
A 2-3 mm-thick flat slice containing the statocyst was cut and trimmed with dissecting and iridectomy scissors along the sagittal or the tentacular plane, depending on the desired plane of tilting of the statocyst.
Dr Hartmann, a Paris ophthalmologist, actually found therein the cause of his eye troubles (Ellmann 1982), which were not late in coming, so that an iridectomy was performed in 1917.
These surgeries included phacoemulsification, extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) with intraocular lens implantation, trabeculectomies, pterygium excision with conjunctival auto-grafting, iridectomy, anterior chamber (AC) wash, secondary intraocular lens (IOL) and iris reposition.
Sometimes a surgical peripheral iridectomy must be performed if the iridotomy is too small and not functioning.
The most commo type of iridectomy is usually done to treat acute glaucoma, where the pressure in the eyeball is too high.
5) Treatment may include a surgical procedure, such as paracentesis of the eye, peripheral iridotomy, or iridectomy, and chronic administration of topical medication.