Iris synechia after laser goniopuncture in a patient having deep sclerectomy with a collagen implant

Chan Y. Kim, Young J. Hong, Gong J. Seong, Hyoung J. Koh, Sung S. Kim

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Neodymium:YAG (Nd:YAG) goniopuncture is an efficient and safe treatment for low filtration through the trabeculo-Descemet's membrane after deep sclerectomy with a collagen implant (DSCI). The only reported complication of this procedure is choroidal detachment. However, we found an iris synechia in a patient whose intraocular pressure (IOP) was elevated again 1 month after Nd:YAG goniopuncture. Synechiolysis and peripheral iridectomy with Nd:YAG and argon lasers effectively removed the iris synechia, and IOP immediately dropped to the normal range. We believe that iris synechia is a potential complication that may cause elevated IOP after laser goniopuncture in patients having DSCI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)900-902
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May 11


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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