- excision of part of the iris.
Origin of iridectomy
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As Elliot has pointed out, iridectomy is most open to attack on the ground of safety.
I refer to iridectomy, the Lagrange operation, and the Elliot operation.
(i) Usually as a secondary operation when iridectomy has failed.
An iridectomy is usually performed as for glaucoma; this may be omitted.
Iridectomy should be undertaken as early as possible in the disease.
- surgical removal of part of the iris
- Surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye.
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