Laser Iridotomy for Narrow Angle Glaucoma
I have been told by my ophthalmologist that a have extremely narrow angles and that I am at high risk of having acute angle closure glaucoma attack. He says I should have iridotomy to both eyes but when I google I find literally hundreds of people saying that their vision has been severly affected by iridotomy ie. lines, glare, double vision, ghosting etc.
Some have been so severely affected that they can no longer work or drive. I am extremely worried and anxious and don't know what to do???
Comment - Response from Webeyeclinic
By Online Eye Info
Cataract surgery can be done for narrow angle glaucoma in cases the angle and the anterior chamber of the eye is narrow due to large size lens.This type of glaucoma is called Phacomorphic Glaucoma. In this case, cataract or the lens will be removed and replaced by intraocular lens. Most of the time, surgical iridectomy can be performed during the surgery.
Larger size lens or cataract can be diagnosed by special type device called anterior segment OCT.
Any surgery has its own complications which can be minimized or eliminated under the a skilled surgeon.
For more information about cataract surgery complications, Click here
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