Complications of Cyclodestructive Procedures

Malik Y. Kahook, Joel S. Schuman

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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.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780702055416
ISBN (Print)9780702051937
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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