What is transscleral cyclophotocoagulation?
Transscleral cyclophotocoagulation is a cyclodestructive laser procedure whose purpose is to prevent the production of aqueous humour and thus decrease intraocular pressure.
In which cases is it done?
It is a second-choice treatment, that is, it is reserved for patients with glaucoma who have no possibility of another type of surgery, or whose vision is already greatly diminished.
A complete ophthalmological examination must be carried out, including a gonioscopy to measure the angle and know if it is open or closed.
During the intervention
Using a diode laser, the surgeon will destroy part of the ciliary body, which is responsible for producing the aqueous humour, to reduce intraocular pressure. The surgery is fast since it is not intraocular, only the laser is used and it does not require incisions or sutures.