Glaucoma is an ocular condition that can be a silent cause of vision loss. It results from damage to the optic nerve typically from raised intra-ocular pressure, which is pressure in the eye.
What is Laser Iridotomy? Laser Iridotomy is a type of eye surgery that treats angle-closure glaucoma. Angle-closure glaucoma is when the iris blocks fluid (called aqueous) from leaving the front of the eye as it should. Pressure in the eye rises very quickly and the optic nerve is damaged. This is a serious problem that can cause blindness. Laser Iridotomy helps fluid drain properly again, lowering your eye pressure.
This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.