Author(s): Kass MA, Hersh SB, Albert DM. Experimental iridectomy with bipolar microcautery. Am J Ophthalmol. 1976 Apr;81(4):451-4. PMID 1266923
Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 81, Issue 4, Apr 1976
Peripheral iridectomy was performed in pigmented rabbits after the application of bipolar microcautery to the iris surface. At low doses of cautery, no increase in postoperative inflammation or complications was noted clinically or pathologically in control eyes. High doses of cautery resulted in an increased incidence of postoperative inflammation, corneal opacity, hyphema, iris prolapse, lens changes, and poor wound healing.