Observational report: Improved outcomes of transscleral cyclophotocoagulation for glaucoma patients
The purpose of this article is to evaluate the improved safety and efficacy of transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (TSCPC) by performing it in the operating room.
This is a retrospective review of 17 eyes of 16 patients who received TSCPC for uncontrolled glaucoma on maximum tolerated medication.
Mean intraocular pressure (IOP) prior to surgery was 30.85 ± 6.24 mm Hg and was reduced to 14.48 ± 3.53 mm Hg after treatment for an average reduction in IOP of 48.56% at the final visit (P < .001). Visual acuity was measured at the final follow-up visit and was stable in 13 eyes (76.47%), improved in 2 eyes (11.75%), and decreased in 2 eyes (11.75%). Nine of the eyes (52.94%) saw a reduction in the number of medications taken, whereas 8 had no change. Two eyes had resolved complications of cystoid macular edema (CME) and subconjunctival hemorrhages. The overall success rate is determined to be 88%.
TSCPC performed in the operating room may have greater safety and efficacy for patients with uncontrolled glaucoma.