Definition of iridectomy in English:


Pronunciation /ˌirəˈdektəmē/ /ˌɪrəˈdɛktəmi/


  • A surgical procedure to remove part of the iris.

    ‘For acute closed angle glaucoma, a peripheral iridectomy is performed to create a hole in the iris that allows for an increased flow of aqueous humor within the eye.’
    • ‘It can lead to complete vision loss within 24 hours and is an emergency, necessitating urgent treatment with pressure-lowering medications combined with an iridectomy.’
    • ‘Peripheral iridectomy is performed in cases of angle closure glaucoma, both in the affected eye and prophylactically in the other eye.’