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Peripheral Iridectomy with Scleral Cautery: A Report on the Operative Treatment of 72 Eyes with Glaucoma

Peripheral Iridectomy with Scleral Cautery: A Report on the Operative Treatment of 72 Eyes with... Abstract This paper presents the results of peripheral iridectomy with scleral cautery on 72 eyes of 60 patients with various types of glaucoma. Thirty-seven of the eyes in this series were previously reported1; 42 had been reported in the original paper, but 5 have been lost to follow-up. All patients have been examined within 8 months of the writing of this paper. The follow-up period is from 2 months to 4 years. Results for 58 of the eyes have been followed for longer than a year. The operation, as described by Scheie,2 consists essentially of making a wide limbus-based flap, the application of thermal cautery to the area of sclera to be incised, a scratch incision over the root of the iris into the anterior chamber, reapplication of the cautery to cause retraction of the wound edges, and a peripheral iridectomy. When the iris does not prolapse spontaneously or References 1. Tyner, G. S.; Lahey, D. D.; Elliff, J. E., and Watts, H. E.: Peripheral Iridectomy with Scleral Cautery , Arch. Ophthal. 64:268, 1960.Crossref 2. Scheie, H. G.: Retraction of Scleral Wound Edges as a Fistulizing Procedure for Glaucoma , Amer. J. Ophthal. 45:220 (April, (Pt. 2) ), 1958. 3. Scheie, H. G.: Peripheral Iridectomy with Scleral Cautery for Glaucoma , A.M.A. Arch. Ophthal. 61:291, 1959.Crossref 4. Malbran, J., and Malbran, E.: Surgical Management of Primary Glaucoma: A Description of a New Technique , Amer. J. Ophthal. 47:34 (Jan., (Pt. 1) ), 1959. 5. Haisten, M. W., and Guyton, J.: Iridencleisis , A.M.A. Arch. Ophthal. 61:727, 1959.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Peripheral Iridectomy with Scleral Cautery: A Report on the Operative Treatment of 72 Eyes with Glaucoma

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1962 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1962.00960030585003
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Abstract

Abstract This paper presents the results of peripheral iridectomy with scleral cautery on 72 eyes of 60 patients with various types of glaucoma. Thirty-seven of the eyes in this series were previously reported1; 42 had been reported in the original paper, but 5 have been lost to follow-up. All patients have been examined within 8 months of the writing of this paper. The follow-up period is from 2 months to 4 years. Results for 58 of the eyes have been followed for longer than a year. The operation, as described by Scheie,2 consists essentially of making a wide limbus-based flap, the application of thermal cautery to the area of sclera to be incised, a scratch incision over the root of the iris into the anterior chamber, reapplication of the cautery to cause retraction of the wound edges, and a peripheral iridectomy. When the iris does not prolapse spontaneously or References 1. Tyner, G. S.; Lahey, D. D.; Elliff, J. E., and Watts, H. E.: Peripheral Iridectomy with Scleral Cautery , Arch. Ophthal. 64:268, 1960.Crossref 2. Scheie, H. G.: Retraction of Scleral Wound Edges as a Fistulizing Procedure for Glaucoma , Amer. J. Ophthal. 45:220 (April, (Pt. 2) ), 1958. 3. Scheie, H. G.: Peripheral Iridectomy with Scleral Cautery for Glaucoma , A.M.A. Arch. Ophthal. 61:291, 1959.Crossref 4. Malbran, J., and Malbran, E.: Surgical Management of Primary Glaucoma: A Description of a New Technique , Amer. J. Ophthal. 47:34 (Jan., (Pt. 1) ), 1959. 5. Haisten, M. W., and Guyton, J.: Iridencleisis , A.M.A. Arch. Ophthal. 61:727, 1959.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1962

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