Relating to a procedure designed to damage the ciliary body to diminish the production of aqueous fluid in patients with glaucoma. See: cyclocryotherapy, cyclodiathermy, cyclophotocoagulation.
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They focus on the use of these techniques to address intraocular pressure control and detail the history of glaucoma surgery, the evolution of defining MIGS, basic anatomy and wound-healing considerations, and specific devices and approaches, including trabecular meshwork bypass devices, Schlemm's canal devices, suprachoroidal devices, ab interno stenting procedures, ab interno trabeculectomy, endocyclophotocoagulation and other cyclodestructive procedures, and cataract surgery, ending with emerging surgical interventions and non-MIGS procedures.
While descriptions of surgical management in this text are centred on more common types of glaucoma, such as paediatric, angle closure and laser approaches to management, not to mention how to deal with concurrent cataract extraction in glaucoma filtration surgery, the text does not shy away from discussing more modern techniques such as the minute stent procedure, which aims to increase aqueous outflow at Schlemm's canal in order to reduce intraocular pressure, to cyclodestructive approaches which are reserved for patients who are unresponsive to even surgical methods of glaucoma management.
It contains 60 chapters, presented in sections covering introductory topics, laser therapy, trabeculectomy, nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery, management of coexisting cataract and glaucoma, drainage devices, surgery for congenital glaucoma, modulation of wound healing, cyclodestructive procedures, and new procedures.