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Noncontact transscleral Nd:YAG cyclophotocoagulation: a long-term follow-up of 500 patients.

MB Shields, SE Shields

The Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society | Published : 1994


Long-term experience with transscleral cyclophotocoagulation in 500 patients suggests that this operation is the cyclodestructive procedure of choice. It offers a reasonable surgical option in the high-risk glaucoma population, which includes patients with neovascular glaucoma, glaucomas with active uveitis, glaucomas in aphakia or pseudophakia, and other cases in which filtering surgery has failed or is felt to have a low chance for success. Satisfactory intraocular pressure reduction was achieved in 62% of the patients with one treatment session. After one or more repeated procedures in 21% of the study group, the final intraocular pressure was below baseline in 94%, with a mean final redu..

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