Cirugía de Glaucoma Moderna y Mínimamente Invasiva en Clínica de Ojos de Tijuana
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Tel: 664 634 0080 desde EUA: 1 800 865 5606 informes@clinicadeojosdetijuana.com

¿Qué es la Iridotomía o Iridectomía Láser YAG?

Este tipo de procedimiento se utiliza para tratar el Glaucoma Agudo de Angulo Cerrado o bien pacientes con riesgo de glaucoma de ángulo estrecho.
Este tipo de glaucoma es poco común, consiste en un aumento de presión del ojo causando que el iris y el lente bloqueen el paso de fluido entre las cámaras del ojo, causando visión borrosa con dolor y enrojecimiento al principio en un solo ojo. Este tipo de glaucoma, se considera una emergencia y es necesario recurrir a la iridotomía láser como solución inmediata para prevenir daño permanente al ojo. Durante el procedimiento, el oftalmólogo utiliza un láser especial llamado comúnmente YAG con el cual se abren unas pequeñas perforaciones en el iris para reducir la presión en el fluido detrás de este y por consiguiente facilitar la salida de humor acuoso hacia el drenaje del ojo (malla trabecular). Es un procedimiento ambulatorio por lo que utiliza anestesia tópica.

What is a Laser Iridotomy?

It is a procedure that is used in Angle Closure Glaucoma or at risk of developing an acute attack of glaucoma.
Although not very common, this type of glaucoma causes the intraocular pressure to go up as a result of anterior bowing of the iris body and pupillary block. The usual symptoms of are blurry vision, eye pain, redness, nausea and vomiting. This type of glaucoma is considered an emergency and a laser iridotomy is an immediate solution to this problem avoiding permanent damage to the eye and optic nerve. During the procedure, the ophthalmologist will use a special laser (YAG) with which to open a small hole in the iris peripherally causing the pressure behind the iris to decrease and allow fluid to pass from behind the iris to the anterior part of the eye and reach the drainage area of the eye (trabecular meshwork). It is an outpatient procedure performed with topical anesthesia.
What is a Laser Iridotomy?

It is a procedure that is used in Angle Closure Glaucoma or at risk of developing an acute attack of glaucoma.
Although not very common, this type of glaucoma causes the intraocular pressure to go up as a result of anterior bowing of the iris body and pupillary block. The usual symptoms of are blurry vision, eye pain, redness, nausea and vomiting. This type of glaucoma is considered an emergency and a laser iridotomy is an immediate solution to this problem avoiding permanent damage to the eye and optic nerve. During the procedure, the ophthalmologist will use a special laser (YAG) with which to open a small hole in the iris peripherally causing the pressure behind the iris to decrease and allow fluid to pass from behind the iris to the anterior part of the eye and reach the drainage area of the eye (trabecular meshwork). It is an outpatient procedure performed with topical anesthesia.