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Definition of Laser surgery, YAG

Laser surgery, Yag: The use of a laser to punch a hole in the iris, in order to relieve increased pressure within the eye. Yag laser surgery is an outpatient procedure that may be used, for example, to treat acute angle-closure glaucoma.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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