Clinical Results After CW Nd:YAG Coagulation of the Ciliary Body
The indirect, transscleral coagulation of the ciliary body with the neodymium:YAG laser represents an effective and reasonably safe procedure to reduce the intraocular pressure in advanced cases of glaucoma that are difficult to treat otherwise (1). Nevertheless, the transscleral laser coagulation of the ciliary body cannot be considered an established therapy for glaucoma. There is neither an agreement upon the technical parameters of the laser cyclocoagulation nor upon the types of glaucoma that should be treated. The mechanism by which the laser coagulation reduces the intraocular pressure remains a matter of controversy. Therefore, it may be of some interest to report on our study which differs from previous studies in several aspects.
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