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JCH III MD
What would cause a cut in the Iris at the pupil during a partial vitrectomy/pars plana lensectomy to remove a cataract and re reattach a retina?
It may have been done intentionally called a peripheral iridectomy. Often done with intraocular surgery to prevent the iris from blocking aqueious fluid from leaving the eye (a form of pupillary block - acute glaucoma).
No there was no glaucoma, in fact...I am suffering now from hypotony, and have no aqueous fluid being produced. I am very worried about it.
Forgot to tell you I have silicone oil in too...I still can see out of this eye, not really well, but still can see with no lens and silicone oil.
Dr. Hagan meant that the iridectomy is done to PREVENT glaucoma from occurring after silicone oil injection. Especially in those who are aphakic, the tendency for the silicone oil to cause a pupilary block is high, this would lead to an acute angle closure glaucoma attack and vision loss could be quick and irreversible.
There is nothing in my records to state that an iridectomy was performed. And from what I have seen of pics online, an iridectomy is a round excision in the iris, not a huge hunk out of the iris that makes the pupil look dilated and deformed.
I must have not been clear. Sorry.
Can the CILIARY BODY be seen either on a CT SCAN or with FLUORESCEIN ANGIOGRAPHY?
Would you be able to see whether it was actually there (or not), whether it was detached, injured or covered with scar tissue?
(considering no aqueous fluid is being produced...would the reason WHY be determined by either procedure?)
Or would surgery have to be performed to find out the reason?
Please let me know. thanks so much.
yes, a ct scan and/or a FA would be used to determine problems with the ciliary body. It may not show exactly why there is something wrong, as with all other tests, but it would go a long way in ruling somethings out and thus help in making some sort of diagnosis.
Hello doctor, my son has had 4 surgeries for retinal detachments and 1 to remove a cataracts. My sons eye doesn't do well with silicone oil. It has been placed in his eye and it will break up in less than 6 months after surgery. Our most recent visit was because the silicone oil emulsified and came into the anterior chamber and was noticeable to anyone who looked at him. His doctor said that this was the end of his journey and we will be letting his eye take its natural course. The doctor advised us that my sons eye will turn completely white. My question is, how long does this process take until it covers his eye completely? His eye is currently about 1/4 white (from the top to bottom) and this occurred within 2 weeks.
Note: we will be getting him fitted for a prosthetic lens once his eye has completely become white.
Thank you for any responses.