Phthisis after endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 47-year-old man was treated with one session of endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation for uncontrolled, elevated intraocular pressure. Before treatment, the eye was quiet and uninflamed. Pretreatment visual acuity was 4/200 and the intraocular pressure was 24 mm Hg. Treatment was applied to the ciliary processes for nearly 360 degrees. During the postoperative follow-up, the patient developed eye pain and persistent ocular inflammation. This ultimately led to phthisical changes evident 5 months postoperatively, when visual acuity was 1/200 and the intraocular pressure was 7 mm Hg. Eighteen months after endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation, visual acuity was light perception and intraocular pressure was less than 1 mm Hg. Phthisis is among the complications that may result after treatment with endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ahmad, S; Wallace, DJ; Herndon, LW

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 407 - 408

PubMed ID

  • 18831425

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1542-8877

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/15428877-20080901-01


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States