Laser Iridotomy is another procedure for Glaucoma that an ophthalmologist at Fraser Eye Care Center and the Eye Care Center of Port Huron may recommend for Glaucoma, particularly for Narrow-Angle Glaucoma.
With Laser Iridotomy, a small hole is made in the iris to help the fluid drainage system. This reduces pressure within the eye that could cause damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision. Patients may experience mild soreness and/or swelling inside the eye. Most patients resume normal activities within a few days.
As with any surgical procedure, there is risk of complications with Laser Iridotomy. Complications are extremely rare. Discussions on Laser Iridotomy, and other Glaucoma treatment, are available to all patients at Fraser Eye Care and the Eye Care Center of Port Huron.