cyclodestructive surgery


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Noun1.cyclodestructive surgery - an eye operation that treats glaucoma by destroying the ciliary body with a laser
eye operation, eye surgery - any surgical procedure involving the eyes
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Patients were excluded if they met the following criteria: (1) previous cyclophotocoagulation or other cyclodestructive surgery, (2) the presence of glaucoma drainage device, (3) ocular infection, (4) other diseases that can affect intraocular pressure (such as choroidal detachment and subluxation of the lens), or (5) pregnancy or serious systemic disease.
Compared with other cyclodestructive surgery, ultrasonic cyclocoagulation, as a relatively new method, showed no obvious advantage regarding efficacy for the moment.