iridotomy

Transverse division of some of the fibers of the iris, forming an artificial pupil. [irido- + G. tome, incision]
- laser i. peripheral iridectomy as performed by laser.

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iri·dot·o·my .ir-ə-'dät-ə-mē, .īr- n, pl -mies incision of the iris

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n.
an operation on the eye in which an incision is made in the iris using a knife or a YAG laser.

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iri·dot·o·my (ir″ĭ-dotґə-me) [irido- + -tomy] incision of the iris, as in creating an artificial pupil.

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