Indications and Contraindications
Peripheral iridoplasty is performed to prevent the development of primary angle closure and primary angle-closure glaucoma in eyes that have narrow angles despite a patent peripheral iridotomy. Occasionally, iridoplasty is used to break acute angle-closure attacks in eyes with an anterior chamber too shallow to allow iridotomy. Although there is controversy and a paucity of evidence, iridoplasty is thought to be beneficial in patients with plateau iris syndrome, phacomorphic angle closure, or nanophthalmos if iridotomy cannot adequately open the angle.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.