High-intensity focused ultrasound cyclocoagulation may be less invasive alternative to classic cyclocoagulation

PARIS — A significant percentage of patients with refractory glaucoma responded well to high-intensity focused ultrasound cyclocoagulation, according to a study."A minority of the patients in our series did not respond to the treatment, but we were dealing with severe, very refractory glaucoma cases where outflow pathways are highly affected. You need them to be still partially functional to allow this technique to work," Jean-François Rouland, MD, said at the meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology.

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