Ciliary Body Ablation (CBA) is a technique in which the aqueous producing cells of the ciliary body are ablated, or destroyed, by heat (laser) or cold (cryotherapy) thereby reducing aqueous production and lowering intraocular pressure. The procedure can be performed transsclerally or endoscopically.
Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation (TS-CPC) involves placing a probe against the eye to deliver laser energy to the ciliary processes. TS-CPC is usually performed on advanced cases of neovascular glaucoma when visual potential is limited.
Complications of TS-CPC include transient pain, inflammation, and hypotony