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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Complications Intervention Final outcome 1 P None Cyclodestruction Failure 2 P None Cyclodestruction Failure 3 None None Success 4 None None Success 5 None None Success 6 Tube-cornea touch Cyclodestruction Failure 7 Tube-cornea touch None Failure 8 Suprachoroid hemorrhage None Failure 9 None--early hyphema None Success 10 Uveitic membrane None Success IOP = intraocular pressure; P = primary congenital glaucoma
6 Various surgical procedures have been described for the alleviation of pain; these include cyclodestruction, enucleation, evisceration and nerve blocks with retrobulbar alcohol injection.