Complications of Cyclodestructive Procedures

Malik Y. Kahook, Joel S. Schuman

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    Abstract

    Cycloablation is an effective technique for controlling intraocular pressure in various forms of glaucoma. Transscleral diode laser cycloablation may lead to serious side effects that must be recognized by the treating physician. Transscleral cycloablation may be appropriate as first-line surgical treatment for certain patient populations. Endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation is a newer form of cycloablation that allows for targeted treatment of ciliary processes.While ECP allows for direct visualization of ciliary processes, injury to surrounding tissue is still possible and caution must be exercised. More studies are needed to directly compare the efficacy and safety profile of transscleral versus endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation in treating glaucoma patients.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationSurgical Management
    PublisherElsevier Inc.
    Pages1167-1171
    Number of pages5
    Volume2
    ISBN (Electronic)9780702055416
    ISBN (Print)9780702051937
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2015

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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