How long does Cyclophotocoagulation last?
The first few days after surgery, vision may be worse than it was before surgery. This will improve over one to two weeks, although it can sometimes take longer. The eye that was not operated on will not be affected, and may be depended on for vision during the recovery period.
What is endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation?
Endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) is a cyclodestructive procedure developed by Martin Uram in 1992. It functions to minimize the disadvantages of more traditional cyclodestructive procedures while maximizing the advantage of ablating the ciliary body epithelium to decrease intraocular pressure (IOP).
What is Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation?
Transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (TSCPC) using the G-Probe glaucoma device is a long-term, effective intraocular pressure lowering procedure for many types of glaucoma patients. Patients with refractory glaucoma and those with good visual acuity can benefit from TSCPC using the G-Probe.
How do you perform Cyclophotocoagulation?
Diode cyclophotocoagulation is an outpatient procedure. The patient receives a peribulbar block (anesthesia around the eye) prior to the laser. The laser, performed by your ophthalmic surgeon, takes 20 to 30 minutes and will require use of postoperative drops to decrease inflammation in the eye.
What is Micropulse Cyclophotocoagulation?
MicroPulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (IRIDEX Corp., Mountain View, CA) is a novel technique that uses repetitive micropulses of active diode laser (On cycles) interspersed with resting intervals (Off cycles).
What is MicroPulse Cyclophotocoagulation?
What is Micropulse laser?
Micropulse laser is a gentler form of laser treatment. It uses a laser energy wave that has been divided into tiny pulses of laser instead of a longer continuous wave of laser. Previous lasers use a continuous wave of laser energy. The Micropulse uses microsecond pulses of laser that allow tissue cooling.
What is the difference between iridotomy and Iridoplasty?
Currently, opinion is that laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) alone is not sufficient to prevent disease progression. Laser peripheral iridoplasty (LPIP) is an alternative and effective way of widening the angle recess in eyes that are affected by primary angle closure (PAC).