ECP: Still Relevant in the Era of MIGS

Journal: CRST Europe  |Issue: September 2017 |Author: Philip Bloom, MB ChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth

Endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP; Figure 1) has been used in the treatment of glaucoma for more than 20 years. There has been such a bright spotlight on the recent tsunami in new microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) procedures that it is easy to forget this older MIGS tool that has long been at our disposal. Despite many new entries in the market, ECP remains an attractive option as a standalone or combined procedure and is appropriate for a variety of glaucoma patients. (con’t)