Margo Spencer was diagnosed with closed-angle glaucoma affecting her left eye. She is scheduled to have a/an iridectomy a surgical removal of tissue, performed to treat this condition.
An iridectomy is a surgical procedure to remove part of the iris and restore the drainage of the aqueous humor from the eye. It is used in the treatment of closed-angle glaucoma or iris melanoma. In the iridectomy, part of the iris is removed to relieve glaucoma or prevent the malignant tumor from spreading. Because it is an invasive method, an operating room is required and is performed under general anesthesia. Using a microscope, the surgeon proceeds to make a small incision in the cornea so that a small portion of the iris can then be removed.
Margo Spencer was diagnosed with closed-angle glaucoma affecting her left eye. She is scheduled to have a/an peipheral iridotomy , performed to treat this condition.
Peripheral iridotomy is a laser treatment which basically treats close angle glaucoma by creating drainage holes in the iris thus helps unblock the canals resulting in extra fluid drain.
It can also be treated by surgical iridotomy (less common)
There are also a number of treatments including medications but the laser treatment is most commonly used in close angle glaucoma.