Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness affecting approximately 60 million people globally 40 years of age and older. Glaucoma is a disease that cannot be ignored, and the need for signicant changes in how we diagnose, manage, and treat must be examined and applied whenever possible.
Glaucoma management has traditionally taken a stepped approach based on the level of risk involved. The low-risk treatment option is medication. Next are laser/selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), MIGS, and incisional surgery. It ends with the highest risk option of cyclodestructive procedures.
Micropulse Transscleral diode laser cyclophotocoagulation (MP-TSCPC) is an established method of treatment for refractory glaucoma. This study evaluates the efficacy in terms of reduction in intraocular pressure and/or treatment amount, and safety and side effects of the ciliary bodies using a subthreshold laser with a duty cycle of 31.3% with Supra 810 nm Subliminal Quantel Medical, at one year in patients with refractory glaucoma.
Micropulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation (MP-TSCP) is a recently developed cyclodestructive procedure less aggressive than conventional TSCP. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of MP-TSCP in a real-life setting.