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Cyclophotocoagulation for Glaucoma

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

Cyclophotocoagulation is a laser procedure to decrease the amount of fluid your eye makes. Glaucoma is caused by fluid buildup behind the eye. This procedure will decrease the pressure on your optic nerve and help slow or prevent further damage and vision loss. You may need this procedure on one or both eyes.


Call your eye doctor if:


Care for your eye:

Medical alert identification:

Wear medical alert jewelry or carry a card that says you have glaucoma. Ask where to get these items.

Medical Alert Jewelry

Follow up with your eye doctor as directed:

You will need to return to have your eye checked. Bring your eyedrops and other medicines with you. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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