cyclocryotherapy


cyclocryotherapy
n.
the destruction of part of the ciliary body (see cycloablation) by freezing. It is used to reduce intraocular pressure in the control of glaucoma.

The new mediacal dictionary. 2014.

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  • cyclocryotherapy — Transscleral freezing of the ciliary body in the treatment of glaucoma. * * * n. the destruction of part of the ciliary body (see cycloablation) by freezing. It is used to reduce intraocular pressure in the control of glaucoma. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • Glaucoma — Classification and external resources Acute angle closure glaucoma of the right eye. Note the mid sized pupil, which was nonreactive to light, and injection of the conjunctiva. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Glaucoma surgery — Glaucoma is a group of diseases affecting the optic nerve that results in vision loss and is frequently characterized by raised intraocular pressure (IOP). There are many glaucoma surgeries, and variations or combinations of those surgeries, that …   Wikipedia

  • cryotherapy — The use of cold in the treatment of disease. * * * cryo·ther·a·py ther ə pē n, pl pies the therapeutic use of cold esp cryosurgery * * * n. the use of cold in the treatment of disorders …   Medical dictionary

  • cyclodestructive — Relating to a procedure designed to damage the ciliary body in order to diminish the production of aqueous fluid in patients with glaucoma. See cyclocryotherapy, cyclodiathermy, cyclophotocoagulation …   Medical dictionary

  • ciclocrioterapia — Eng. Cyclocryotherapy Técnica quirúrgica consistente en la destrucción por congelación del epitelio ciliar secretor aplicando, en los cuadrantes a tratar, una criosonda situada a 3 mm del limbo, con una temperatura de 80% C y durante un minuto.… …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • cryotherapy — n. the destruction of diseased or unwanted tissue based on freezing. For example, prostate cryotherapy involves the infusion of argon gas through the perineum to destroy prostate cancer cells, either after failed radiotherapy or as primary… …   The new mediacal dictionary


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