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The use of micropulse trans-scleral cyclophototherapy for glaucoma: current and future practice

Author(s):

Victor Koh

Marcus Tan

Maria Cecilia Aquino

Dawn Lim

Paul Chew


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Abstract:

Micropulse trans-scleral cyclophototherapy (MP3) is a non-invasive laser procedure to lower the intraocular pressure (IOP). It has shown comparable efficacy and superior safety compared to continuous wave trans-scleral cyclophotocoagulation. In this chapter, we illustrate the expanding indications of MP3, which include management of childhood glaucoma and early glaucoma. We also aim to address the possible causes of response variability of MP3, which could be related to differential pigmentation, procedure technique, and types of glaucoma. Last, we explore the feasibility of combining MP3 with other procedures such as cataract surgery and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections.

Glaucoma Research 2020-2022, pp. 187-192 #16
Edited by: Paul A. Knepper and John R. Samples
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