iridectomy for iritis should be performed when the inflammation has entirely subsided.
I refer to iridectomy, the Lagrange operation, and the Elliot operation.
(i) Usually as a secondary operation when iridectomy has failed.
iridectomy should be undertaken as early as possible in the disease.
iridectomy, especially if done early in the process, may be of use.
Any of the complications which follow an iridectomy for glaucoma may occur (see p. 222).
An iridectomy is usually performed as for glaucoma; this may be omitted.
On subsidence of the congestion, as after miotics or iridectomy, the tissues may return to very nearly a normal condition.
As Elliot has pointed out, iridectomy is most open to attack on the ground of safety.
This being the case one cannot truthfully say that trephining alone can take the place of the old Graefe iridectomy.
iridectomy ir·i·dec·to·my (ĭr'ĭ-děk'tə-mē, ī'rĭ-)
Surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye.