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"Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI): Illuminating Paths to Glaucoma Care" ​

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In the realm of glaucoma management, Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI) emerges as a strategic intervention, shedding light on pathways to preserve vision. Peachtree Ophthalmology guides you through the details in “Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI): Illuminating Paths to Glaucoma Care,” offering insights into this laser procedure designed to address specific forms of glaucoma and safeguard optic nerve health. 

Understanding Laser Peripheral Iridotomy:

LPI is a specialized laser treatment primarily employed to address specific types of glaucoma, such as angle-closure or narrow-angle glaucoma. The procedure involves creating a small hole in the peripheral iris using laser energy. This aperture serves as a new drainage pathway for the aqueous humor, aiding in the reduction of intraocular pressure. 

Key Aspects of LPI:

  1. Angle-Closure Glaucoma: LPI is particularly effective in cases where the angle between the cornea and iris is narrow or closed. By creating an opening in the iris, LPI helps equalize pressure and prevents sudden increases that can lead to angle-closure glaucoma. 
  2. Minimally Invasive: Similar to other laser treatments, LPI is a minimally invasive procedure that can often be performed in an office setting. It eliminates the need for incisions or removal of tissue, contributing to a faster recovery. 
  3. Preventive Approach: In some cases, LPI may be recommended as a preventive measure for individuals with anatomically narrow angles, reducing the risk of angle-closure glaucoma. 

What to Expect: 

Patients undergoing LPI can anticipate a relatively swift procedure with minimal discomfort. Following the laser treatment, regular follow-ups with your eye care professional will be scheduled to monitor the effectiveness of the procedure and ensure optimal eye health. 

Collaborative Decision-Making: 

The decision to undergo LPI is a collaborative one, involving discussion between the patient and their eye care professional. Factors such as the individual’s eye anatomy, overall health, and specific type of glaucoma are considered in determining the suitability of LPI. 

Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Visit Peachtree Ophthalmology in Norcross, conveniently situated near Peachtree Corners, for comprehensive eye care. Our practice offers expert diagnosis and treatment for various eye conditions. Whether you need a routine eye exam or specialized care for glaucoma or cataracts, our team provides compassionate service tailored to your needs. Schedule your appointment today and experience exceptional eye care close to home.

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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