The young doctor wants to do both eyes at the same time.
No symptoms. 52 year old female 20/20 & 20/30 vision
Eye exam Jan 2014 measured eye pressure to be 15 and 23. Feb 2014 it was 14 in both eyes. Plan to have a Yag-Pi in April. Seeking second opinion advice since such a dramatic drop in eye pressure is unusual. Am I'm being over-diagnosed with preventive operation? I'm getting really scared that I won't be able to do photography anymore. Is this is an unnecessary procedure?
I have NO SYMPTOMS and planning to get a Yag-Pi - can't I just use eye drops?
Closed angle. Should cataract surgery be the better initial procedure to deepen the chamber angle and to clear the visual axis permanently?
Since Yag-pi is likely to increase the frequency of having cataracts and since the Doctor did not discuss Exfoliation syndrome as possible cause for an elevated IOP - I am worried that this is not the right thing to do.
I do have dead cones in the eye that was at 23 in Jan2014 from ten years ago when I fell asleep with my arm laying on my eye. A previous eye doctor told me that because of the odd shape of the dead area
From what I googled, "... even if the opening was made, the iridotomy can be a complete failure if you don't have pupillary block but e. g. plateau iris. Many ophthalmologists don't know the difference, so many unnecessary iridotomies are done with the resulting severe adverse effects of glare, white lines, double vision, permanent inflammation and permanent elevated high pressure.
There are many people who have a glaucoma attack after the iridotomy, and this means the iridotomy was a failure. It happens when the cut-out iris debris obstructs the trabecular meshwork.
I Iridotomies often lead to uveitis. It's a surgery that should simply be avoided, because it has so many side effects and very seldom prevents a glaucoma attack. It more often provokes it.