Laser cyclophotocoagulation is a type of surgery (cyclodestructive
procedure) used to destroy the ciliary body, the part of the eye that produces
In laser cyclophotocoagulation, a laser beam is used to destroy the
ciliary body. For this procedure, medication to numb the eye is injected behind
the eyeball (retrobulbar anesthesia) before the procedure.
It’s difficult to know if or when your child needs to see an eye care provider. But most experts agree that eye exams -- performed during regular well-child visits -- help protect your child’s vision and provide useful information about his or her eye health.
Children’s eye health begins in the newborn nursery and should continue throughout childhood, says Michael Repka, MD, professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “For many children, an evaluation...
Cyclophotocoagulation procedures are usually done in people who have
severe glaucoma that has not improved with other types of treatment or surgery.
Repeat treatments of laser cyclophotocoagulation may be needed. For
most, but not all, people who have laser cyclophotocoagulation, the pressure in
their eyes decreases to their
Complications of laser cyclophotocoagulation may include: