YAG Laser Iridotomy Complications

Posted by jigglejaws94 @jigglejaws94, Sep 25, 2016

Has anyone had a laser iridotomy with resultant “ghost images” or a crescent of light in field of vision?

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Hello, I’m sorry to hear that, but you’re in good company. I had the surgery for preventative closed angle glaucoma four years ago. I, too, am left with severe (to me it’s severe) visual disturbances…glare, prisms. I went for two more opinions and both surgeons said I was high risk, which I do believe. My initial surgeon whom I really Liked, points the laser At the 12 o’clock position. However my research said that pointing the laser at the 3 or 9 o’clock position results in fewer complications. So, I went to a glaucoma surgeon who performed the surgery at the 3 and 9 and I am left with this terrible side affect. Maybe my first doctor was correct. Anyway it’s too late and I’ll never know. The surgeon who performed my laser procedure never told me of the side effect, and he will not listen to me about having this horrific glare since the surgery was done.

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So sorry!

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