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Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI) in Sedalia, MO

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What Is a Peripheral Iridotomy?

When eyes function normally, the aqueous ocular fluid generally will flow steadily between the lens and iris of your eye. From there, it filters through the trabecular meshwork, which is located where the iris and cornea meet. If this flow becomes blocked or somehow disrupted, it can create a build-up of fluid, which in turn increases eye pressure. Increased eye pressure, which is known as glaucoma, can damage the optic nerve in the eye and lead to vision loss or even total blindness. A laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) is often performed at Sedalia Eye Associates as a way to create an additional channel for drainage within the eye, which will reduce eye pressure. Whether you have open- or closed-angle glaucoma, we can help. Contact our Sedalia or Warsaw, MO office to connect with one of our eye specialists today.

How Does a Laser Peripheral Iridotomy Work?

Laser peripheral iridotomy procedures are performed at our Sedalia and Warsaw offices on an outpatient basis and they typically only take a few minutes. To begin, we'll position you in front of our laser system. We will administer numbing eye drops to help you remain comfortable. We may place a lens over your eye to get as accurate of a position as possible. The laser will create a small incision on the outer edge of your iris. This will open the angle of the eye and allow built-up fluid to drain more effectively. This extra drainage system will allow the pressure of the eye to decrease and will help manage your glaucoma. One of the benefits of this laser procedure is the recovery time is generally short, which allows patients to get back to their everyday activities quicker.

Advanced Treatment for Glaucoma

While glaucoma is a common threat to eye health, it needs to be taken seriously. Our Sedalia and Warsaw teams treat all phases of glaucoma and performs state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedures such as laser peripheral iridotomy to reduce pressure within the eye. At Sedalia Eye Associates, we use the latest technologies and techniques to provide precise results. For more information, contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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