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peripheral iridectomy


Definition: in narrow-angle glaucoma, the surgical removal of a minute portion of the iris at its root; in intracapsular extraction of cataract, removal of one or more minute sections near the peripheral border, leaving the pupillary margin intact.

Synonym(s): buttonhole iridectomy, stenopeic iridectomy

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