Cycloablation is a treatment used in ophthalmology (the medical discipline concerned with the eyes and visual system) to reduce the pressure inside the eye which is often referred to as 'intraocular pressure'.
The cycloablation procedure involves destruction of part of the ciliary body of the eye in order to reduce the eye's production of aqueous humour, which is the watery fluid that fills the anterior chamber of the eye. This may carried out in certain circumstances to reduce intraocular pressure to treat advanced glaucoma resistant to other treatment methods.
Patients can generally obtain further information about this procedure from their ophthalmologist (ophthalmic surgeon).
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