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    TCP gains traction as modality for glaucoma cases with good visual potential

    Refining laser delivery improves safety for procedures; allows for earlier intervention

     

    Conclusion

    When used to treat most patients that had good visual potential, TCP was effective and safe; mTCP is even more so.

    The MicroPulse P3 device has changed current thinking about cyclophotocoagulation in that it offers another option in the glaucoma treatment algorithm and allows for earlier laser intervention when medical treatment comes up short.

     

    Robert J. Noecker, MD, MBA

    E: [email protected]

    Dr. Noecker is in practice with Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, Fairfield, CT, and is assistant clinical professor, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

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    3. Ansari E, Gandhewar J. Long-term efficacy and visual acuity following transscleral diode laser photocoagulation in cases of refractory and non-refractory glaucoma. Eye. 2007;21:936-940.
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    5. Radcliffe N, Vold S, Kammer J, et al. MicroPulse trans-scleral cyclophotocoagulation (mTSCPC) for the treatment of glaucoma using the MicroPulse P3 device. Poster presented at the American Glaucoma Society annual Meeting. April 2015.
    Robert J. Noecker, MD
    Dr. Noecker, vice chair, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Eye Center, and director, Glaucoma Service and associate professor of ...

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