LPI Glaucoma treatment – Laser Peripheral Iridotomy

What types of conditions will benefit from Laser Peripheral Iridotomy?

Glaucoma is an eye disease which can damage the optic nerve. It typically occurs in people over the age of 60 and those with a family history. LPI Glaucoma treatment is performed in cases of “angle closure”. The eye “angle” is the are where fluid drainage channels are located, and if closed, and attack of acute angle closure glaucoma (extreme rise in eye pressure) can occur. LPI creates a hole in the iris in order to re-open or prevent angle closure and therefore minimise any damage to the eye as a result of the acute pressure rise in the eye.

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