Br J Ophthalmol 73:1009-1010 doi:10.1136/bjo.73.12.1009
  • Research Article

Clearing of corneal argyrosis by YAG laser.

  1. O Geyer,
  2. L Rothkoff and
  3. M Lazar
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel.


      A 75-year-old woman with corneal argyrosis was treated by a Q-switched Nd-YAG laser iridotomy after acute angle closure glaucoma. Each laser shot caused clearance of the argyrotic deposits anterior to the iridotomy site. The same effect was seen when a preventive iridotomy was performed in the other eye. The areas of clear cornea remained unchanged for a follow-up period of eight months.