FEB 26, 2018
Anterior Chamber , Ocular Pathology/Oncology
Dr. Arun Singh demonstrates the surgical technique of iridocyclectomy—excision of the iris and ciliary body—in a patient with an iris tumor. The sequence of steps begins with a conjunctival flap, followed by an outer scleral flap, inner scleral incision, uveal incision and wound closure. Repair of iridectomy defect (pupilloplasty) should be incorporated in the procedure when indicated. Familiarity with the surgical steps and awareness of potential complications such as wound-related complications, corneal astigmatism and photophobia are critical to surgical success, he notes.
A detailed description of the surgical steps is available in the March 2018 issue of EyeNet.
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