Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

PRINT ISSN 2065-1295, ISSN-L: 2065-1295, ISSN CD: 2343-9394,ISSN ONLINE 2067-3663


Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXI
Written by Adina BĂDICU, Iuliana IONAȘCU, Alin BÎRȚOIU

Endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) is a relatively new method of cyclodestruction in the treatment of glaucoma, by lowering IOP through aqueous suppression. Although the coagulation of the ciliary processes using laser is well documented, this new endoscopic approach has numerous benefits comparing to the transscleral cyclophotocoagulation. The paper aims to present a review of the indications, techniques and efficacy of diode ECP. ECP uses a diode laser equipped with an endoscope which permits direct localization and photocoagulation of the ciliary processes. The procedure can be combined with phacoemulsification in patients with coexisting cataract. Other indications of diode endolaser are iridal mass, ciliary body neoplasia, uveal cysts and retinopexy in retinal detachment cases. The available clinical evidence reviewed suggest that ECP is a safe and effective procedure in veterinary ophthalmology.

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