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.
Primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) is an eye disease that affects children between the ages of birth and 3 years. It is one type of glaucoma. Glaucoma refers to a group of diseases that affect the eye and cause major damage to the optic nerve.
Primary congenital glaucoma is rare. It affects about one in every 10,000 infants. But it is serious and needs attention. Untreated primary congenital glaucoma is a major cause of childhood blindness.
"Primary" means the disease does not result from another...
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: