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If you have been diagnosed as having angles that can easily occude, and therefor are at high risk for an angle closure glaucoma attack, I highly recommend you proceed with the the laser iritidotomy in each eye as your ophthalmologist suggests.
An argon laser is a laser (like a laser pointer but much more powerful) that uses argon gas to form the laser beam. It is the normal instrument used to make the "safety valve" in your iris.
This hole is so small that no one will ever notice it. It is painless and about as safe as anything can be in medicine.
If you don't have this done, and you were to have an angle closure glaucoma attack somewhere that you couldn't get rapid care my an ophthalmologist you could loose vision and, possibly even, go blind.
So what is my take home message? Get 'er done.
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