During laser cyclophotocoagulation, a neodymium:YAG
laser is used to destroy part of the ciliary body that produces intraocular
fluid. This reduces intraocular eye pressure.
Treated with Laser Cyclophotocoagulation:
Laser cyclophotocoagulation is performed in cases of
glaucoma. The procedure is used when other procedures have failed.
Medications may be used to reduce intraocular eye
pressure. There are no comparable surgical alternatives to the procedure.
with Laser Cyclophotocoagulation:
Laser cyclophotocoagulation is performed with a
Complications from Laser Cyclophotocoagulation:
Repeat surgery may be needed following laser
cyclophotocoagulation. It is also possible to experience a negative reaction to
after Laser Cyclophotocoagulation:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laser cyclophotocoagulation is good.
from Laser Cyclophotocoagulation:
Total recovery from laser cyclophotocoagulation takes one day.