Definitions for iridectomyˌɪr ɪˈdɛk tə mi, ˌaɪ rɪ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ir•i•dec•to•myˌɪr ɪˈdɛk tə mi, ˌaɪ rɪ-(n.)(pl.)-mies.
excision of part of the iris.
Origin of iridectomy:
an eye operation that treats closed-angle glaucoma by surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye
Removal of part or all of the iris of the eye
the act or process of cutting out a portion of the iris in order to form an artificial pupil
An iridectomy, also known as a surgical iridectomy or corectomy, is the surgical removal of part of the iris. These procedures are most frequently performed in the treatment of closed-angle glaucoma and iris melanoma.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Surgical removal of a section of the iris.
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