NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Cyclocryotherapy

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Department

Ophthalmology

Abstract

Cyclocryotherapy employs temperatures as low as −112 °F (−80 °C) to destroy the ciliary body, thereby decreasing aqueous production and intraocular pressure. Secondary to the risk of significant intraocular inflammation, loss of vision, and phthisis, cyclocryotherapy may often be used as a last-line treatment option for uncontrolled or refractory glaucoma.

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