Intraocular cyclophotocoagulation

Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K. 1986;105 ( Pt 2):237-41.


Laser energy, as a cyclodestructive source for the treatment of glaucoma, can be delivered by several routes. The transscleral approach has the advantages of being noninvasive and relatively quick and easy, but the disadvantages of unpredictable results and a high complication rate. Transpupillary cyclophotocoagulation has fewer complications, but is only possible in a small number of eyes. The intraocular intraocular route is a newer technique, which utilises endophotocoagulation through a pars plana incision to treat ciliary processes in aphakic eyes. Visualisation for intraocular cyclophotocoagulation can be either transpupillary with scleral depression to expose the processes or by the use of an endoscope.

MeSH terms

  • Ciliary Body / pathology
  • Endoscopy
  • Glaucoma / pathology
  • Glaucoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Light Coagulation* / methods