In cyclocryotherapy, an extremely cold instrument (probe) is
repeatedly applied to the sclera, the white part of the eye. The probe destroys
the ciliary body, the part of the eye that produces fluid.
Usually medication to numb the eye is injected behind the eyeball
(retrobulbar anesthesia) before the procedure. After the procedure, the
pressure in the eye may briefly rise. The person may have moderate to severe
pain after this procedure.
It's important for adults to have eye exams on a regular basis to check for problems. Regular eye exams are critical for detecting:
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
But everyone needs regular eye exams. This is particularly important if you have risk factors or a family history of eye problems. Children need their vision checked at 6 months, 3 years, and before first grade. Adults should see an eye doctor at least every two years and...