Dysphotopsias after LPI tend to resolve

SAN FRANCISCO — Most patients who report new dysphotopsias after laser peripheral iridotomy for primary angle-closure glaucoma can be reassured that these manifestations are likely to resolve, Nazlee Zebardast, MD, told colleagues at the American Glaucoma Society meeting.
“[LPI] is a relatively safe procedure. Subjective visual dysphotopsias do occur, not uncommonly, after laser iridotomy in 2% to 16% of patients,” she said.
Zebardast and researchers at Aravind Eye Hospital undertook a prospective randomized trial in India to evaluate the frequency at which new dysphotopsias

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