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Documenta Ophthalmologica

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 664–678 | Cite as

Lens subluxation and surgical aphakia treated with photocoagulation of the iris

  • Bradley R. Straatsma
  • Robert E. Christensen
  • Thomas H. Pettit
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Summary

Results of experimental studies of iris photocoagulation in rabbits and clinical observations of iris photocoagulation on 29 eyes of 25 patients with lens subluxation or surgical aphakia have been incorporated into this report. On the basis of this experience, consideration is given to the indications and contraindications for photocoagulation of the iris, the relative advantages and limitations of the procedure and the technique of iris photocoagulation.

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Cataract Anterior Chamber Retinal Detachment Corneal Oedema Homocystinuria 
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Résumé

Les résultats de photocoagulations de l'iris pratiquées chez le lapin et sur. 29 yeux de 25 patients atteints de subluxations du cristallin ou d'aphakie chirurgicale sont rapportés.

Cette expérience permet de préciser les indications et les contreindications, les avantages et les limites de la photocoagulation de l'iris et d'en indiquer la technique.

Zusammenfassung

Die Photokoagulation der Iris wurde experimentell beim Kaninchen und auf 29 Augen von 25 Patienten mit Linsenluxation oder chirurgischer Aphakie ausgeführt. Die Resultate werden mitgeteilt.

Es ist nunmehr möglich die Indikationen und Kontraindikationen, die Vorzüge und die Grenzen der Irisphotokoagulationen anzugeben und eine erprobte Technik zu empfehlen.

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© Dr. W. Junk N.V. 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley R. Straatsma
    • 1
  • Robert E. Christensen
    • 1
  • Thomas H. Pettit
    • 1
  1. 1.Jules Stein Eye Institute and Department of OphthalmologyUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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