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Are there any risks or side effects to laser iridotomy?

Complications following laser iridotomy are uncommon. They include:

  • A spike in eye pressure
  • Inflammation
  • Cataract
  • Bleeding
  • Need for re-treatment
  • Blurred vision
  • Light image or streak
  • Pain

The risks and side effects of glaucoma treatment are always balanced with the greater risk of leaving glaucoma untreated.

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