2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
Chapter 13: Surgical Therapy for Glaucoma
Mechanism of Action
Peripheral iridoplasty (or gonioplasty) is performed by using a thermal laser (green or diode) to treat the peripheral iris stroma. This causes contraction of collagen fibers and thinning of the peripheral iris, pulling it away from the angle recess.
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.