cyclodestruction

cyclodestruction

[sī′klədistruk′shən]
(in ophthalmology) a procedure to damage the ciliary body in order to diminish the production of aqueous fluid in the treatment of glaucoma, usually done by cryotherapy.

cyclodestruction

destruction of the ciliary body processes by cryosurgery or photocoagulation is done to reduce aqueous humor production in glaucoma.
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