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January 1975

Peripheral Iridectomy With Scleral Cautery for Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

From the Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Shrewsbury, England. Dr. Viswanathan is now with the Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital, Birmingham, England.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(1):34-35. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020038006

Peripheral iridectomy with cautery (Scheie operation) was carried out on 113 eyes with glaucoma. The results were so favorable and the complications so few that we believe this operation still has an important place in the surgical management of the glaucomas and is noteworthy In the light of the trend to more precise surgery of the canal of Schlemm and the trabeculae.

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