University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Neovascularization of the Angle Pre- & Post-Laser

This 57 year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus was seen with a sudden increase of intraocular pressure to 50 mmHg in his right eye. The patient had been treated for proliferative diabetic retinopathy with panretinal photocoagulation in the past. One will see that he has active neovascularization of the iridocorneal angle. The patient underwent further panretinal photocoagulation that day and one week later. Two weeks after the first video he was seen again with dramatic resolution of the neovascularization.

Courtesy of Young H. Kwon, M.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa.