Journal article

Pathology of cyclodiode laser: a series of nine enucleated eyes.

PA McKelvie, MJ Walland

Br J Ophthalmol | Published : 2002


AIM: To study the histological effects of cyclodiode laser treatment in humans, and to compare these findings with the clinical course, treatment response, complications, and indications for enucleation. METHOD: Detailed histological examination of nine enucleation specimens was undertaken in conjunction with a retrospective review of patient case notes. RESULTS: Retreatments had been undertaken in three cases. Although all globes showed damage to pars plicata, intact ciliary processes within the treatment zone were present in all cases. Pars plana injury was also noted in two thirds of cases. Inflammation was mild. Ciliary epithelial proliferation was seen in most cases with increasing time..

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