Optical sector iridectomy in corneal opacities.
RB Vajpayee, N Sharma, T Dada, N Pushker
Cornea | Published : 1999
PURPOSE: To evaluate the visual outcome after optical sector iridectomy in cases of corneal opacities. METHODS: Seventeen eyes of 17 patients with preoperative visual acuity of <6/60 in the affected eye underwent sector iridectomy in a prospective clinical study at a tertiary eye care center. Of 17 cases, 11 had corneal opacities after healed keratitis, four after trauma, and one each due to alkali burns or trachoma. The sector iridectomy was undertaken in cases in which one sector of the cornea and lens was fairly clear. Success was defined as attainment of ambulatory visual acuity of 6/60 or better. RESULTS: Mean age of the patients was 32+/-2.3 years. Most eyes had deep vascularized corne..View full abstract