yag laser surgery

<ophthalmology, procedure, surgery> The use of laser light to punch a hole in the iris to relieve intraocular pressure within the eye (for example glaucoma). This surgery is painless and requires no anaesthesia. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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YAG Laser Surgery

Using YAG, or Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet, laser to perform surgery.
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YAG laser surgery

YAG laser surgery: The use of a YAG (yttrium-aluminum-garnet) laser to do surgery. One use for a YAG laser in surgery is to punch a hole in the iris to relieve increased pressure within the eye from acute angle-closure glaucoma. In this type of glaucoma, there is a sudden (acute) increase in pressure in the anterior (front) chamber of the eye due t...
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