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December 1973

Surgical Management of Iris Bombé

Author Affiliations

From the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Curran is now at the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(6):464-465. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050464012

Iridectomy was performed in ten eyes for acute glaucoma associated with iris bombé. Iridectomy was successful and without complications in all cases. The fear of catastrophic hemorrhage from the iris in iris bombé does not appear to be justified. Transfixion of the iris as the initial operation seems unnecessary; iridectomy appears to be the primary procedure of choice.