Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Micropulse Laser in Glaucoma

Alka Pandey
Eye7, Daryaganj, New Delhi, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Alka Pandey MS
Eye7, 4802-Bharat Ram Road,
24- Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002,
India
Email id: alkasgpgi2002@gmail.com


Received: 22-JAN-2019 Accepted: 04-MAR-2019 Published Online: 05-MAY-2019
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.455

Abstract
A new type of diode laser- Cyclo G6 or the micropulse laser is helpful in reducing the intraocular pressure in glaucoma. It is a 810 diode laser from Iridex Corporation similar to the trans-scleral cyclophotocoagulation (TSCPC) laser but with a difference. The laser is delivered in a continuous wave fashion in TSCPC whereas in micropulse, it is delivered in short bursts with an “on time” and an “off time”. This “off time” helps the target tissue to cool down in between, thereby greatlyreducing thermal damage. Thus, this could prove to be an excellent non-surgical option for glaucoma patients.

Keywords :Glaucoma, Micropulse laser, MP3 laser, Trans-scleral cyclophotocoagulation

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