Endolaser cyclophotocoagulation is a safe and effective method to lower intraocular pressure. ECP is an excellent choice of glaucoma laser in cases in which the eye is already surgically opened for another surgery, such as cataract removal. It reduces the need for glaucoma medications by combining it with phacoemulsification in cases of cataract and medically controlled glaucoma.
Because the ciliary processes are visualized directly and treated precisely with diode laser energy, the problems of pain, inflammation, hypotony, and visual loss associated with transscleral forms of cycloablation do not occur. The endolaser probe has an 18-gauge diameter used through the limbus or pars plana to treat virtually any type of glaucoma, regardless of etiology.