Glaucoma Myth Busters: Myths About Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation and Inflammation Control

Author: Michael J. Siegel, MD, FACS June 1, 2023 Endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP), a procedure that glaucoma specialists combine with cataract surgery to partially shrink 270° to 300° of the ciliary processes and lower intraocular pressure (IOP), bears some persistent myths related to postoperative inflammation. This is because when ECP was introduced, some surgeons were familiar with…

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ECP Laser Technique is Key to Success in Glaucoma Surgical Management

Dr. Michael J. Siegel recently authored an article in Ophthalmology 360 discussing the surgical pearls practiced by our physicians at Glaucoma Center of Michigan that make Endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP) laser  an ideal option for many of our glaucoma patients undergoing both cataract and glaucoma surgery. ECP was developed in the nineties and is a longstanding and…

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What Are MIGS?

Standard glaucoma surgeries, trabeculectomy and external tube-shunts are major and sometimes necessary surgeries. While they are very often effective at lowering eye pressure and preventing progression of glaucoma, they have a long list of potential complications. Many patients require these procedures and they have been utilized successfully for many years for preventing further vision loss…

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