Anterior segment ischemia after cyclocryotherapy

Am J Ophthalmol. 1977 Sep;84(3):426-8. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(77)90688-2.

Abstract

The syndrome of anterior segment ischemia occurred in three patients as a complication of cyclocryotherapy for hemorrhagic glaucoma. Cryotherapy was applied with a retinal probe (2.5 mm in diameter) for 12 one-minute applications (-60 degrees or -80 degrees C) over the entire 360-degree circumference at the globe. The pathogenesis for this complication may be related, and unique, to chronic ocular ischemia associated with rubeosis iridis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anterior Chamber / blood supply*
  • Blood Circulation
  • Ciliary Body*
  • Cryosurgery*
  • Eye Diseases / etiology
  • Glaucoma / therapy
  • Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Humans
  • Hypoxia / complications
  • Ischemia / etiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications*