ECP Clinical Study Spotlight
Successful treatment of epithelial downgrowth with endoscopic photocoagulation and intracameral 5-fluorouracil after prolonged limbal wound leak
Int. J. Ophthalmol. Vol.11, No.4, 703-704. April 2018.
Epithelial downgrowth (EDG) is an uncommon and serious complication of intraocular surgery and trauma. It is recognized clinically by a translucent membrane on the corneal endothelium or iris. Treatment of EDG is controversial and generally has a low success rate.
Abdollah, Mohd Zahidin, Amem, et. al.
Microbypass stent implantation with cataract extraction and endocyclophotocoagulation versus microbypass stent with cataract extraction for glaucoma
Tanner J. Ferguson, BS, Russell Swan, MD, Ramu Sudhagoni, PhD, John P. Berdahl, MD
Phacoemulsification Combined With Trabecular Microbypass Stent (iStent) and Endolaser Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP).
Purpose/Relevance: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the iStent, cataract surgery, ECP procedure (ICE) in patients with glaucoma. Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIDS) is not as effective at controlling intraocular pressure (IOP) as more invasive procedures. I evaluated ICE to see if further IOP control can be obtained.
Coronia, Ronald; Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island
Endoscopic Ophthalmic Surgery of the Anterior Segment.
Francis, B. A., Kwon, J., Fellman, R., et. al
Cataract + ECP Articles
Endoscopic Procedures: A Double Win
CRST (Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today); Sept 2016
A randomized study compared 626 patients who received ECP at the time of phacoemulsification with 81 patients who underwent phacoemulsification alone.1 Three years postoperatively, the combined group demonstrated an 18% reduction in IOP in addition to a 58% reduction in the number of medications used, Read more...
David Goldman, M.D., Palm Beach Gardens, FL
ECP and Its Indications in Glaucoma Therapy
CRST (Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today); Sept 2010
A versatile treatment option - Endoscopic CycloPhotocoagulation (ECP)-the controlled ablation of ciliary processes under direct endoscopic visualization-is unique in the paradigm of glaucoma treatments, because it is the only treatment that suppresses aqueous production. Read more...
Brian A. Francis, MD, MS
ECP Offers Multiple Benefits for Glaucoma Management
Advanced Ocular Care; Sept 2016
The endoscope provides views not available through the microscope.
With an estimated 79.6 million people expected to be affected by glaucoma by 2020,1 responsibility for the treatment of glaucoma is expanding from specialists to comprehensive and anterior segment ophthal-mologists as well. ECP is an easy-to-learn, (Read more...)
Steve Silverstein, M.D., FACS, Kansas City, MO
ECP & Other MIGS Articles
The Significance of ECP in Today’s Glaucoma Management
SR Sarkisian, Jr., MD; M Welch, DO; E Murphy
ECP: Still Relevant in the Era of MIGS.
Philip Bloom, MB ChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth
ICE combination procedure has potential to better treat glaucoma patients
Steven R. Sarkisian Jr, M.D.
Glaucoma Update - MIGS
MIGS and combined procedures will continue to be hot in 2015.
CRST Europe, Nov/Dec 2014
In 2014, ophthalmologists championed further refinements in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and learned how these procedures can best be applied. Learning where iStent (Glaukos) fits into the surgical management of mild to moderate glaucoma has been a continual process.
Malik Kahook, M.D.
Cataract in Combination with Kahook Blade and ECP
Retinal Endoscopy Articles
Endoscope offers versatility over microscope for retinal surgeries.
Modern Retina; Dec 08, 2017
While use of the endoscope is widespread, there are still surgeons who feel the microscope is sufficient. However, the increased visualization that the endoscope provides is an invaluable tool that can significantly improve outcomes in a variety of cases, particularly retinal surgeries. Read more...
Practical Applications of Endoscopic Vitrectomy for the Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Retinal Physician; June 2017
Endoscopic vitrectomy provides direct visualization of the posterior segment with a directional camera, allowing surgeons to bypass compromised anterior segments, opacified corneas, and media opacities. Additionally, the ability to direct the visualization from the pars plana allows surgeons a...
Endoscopy: An overlooked tool in the management of Ocular trauma
Retina Today; Nov/Dec 2016
Despite a steep learning curve, this instrument can make a big difference. Intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs) can be found in as many as 40% of penetrating or open globe injuries.1 Penetrating eye injuries can cause permanent loss of vision, corneal ulcers, infection, and sympathetic...
Endoscope an essential instrument for every retina surgeon
Ocular Surgery News; June 2016
Cases can benefit from improved visibility with the use of the endoscope.
Optimal visualization of the posterior segment is essential in all forms of retinal and vitreous surgical procedures. It becomes even more important when media opacities degrade the view of the retina and...
Endoscopy and its potential for visualization
Retina Today; Sept 2015
• The endoscope is helpful for examining areas or anatomy of the eye that would otherwise be difficult to view.
• Compared with traditional surgical views, endoscopy allows surgeons to visualize tissues, anatomy, and pathology that might be indiscernible with traditional surgical views.
• Endoscopy-enabled reflected light aids in the visualization of vitreous by causing it to appear more opaque.
Retinal Endoscopy Clinical Study Spotlight
Endoscopic vitreoretinal surgery: principles, applications and new directions
Int J Retin Vitr 2019, 5:15
Purpose: To analyze endoscopic vitreoretinal surgery principles, applications, challenges and potential technological advances.
Conclusion: Microendoscopy is a robust platform for vitreoretinal surgery. Continuing clinical and technological innovation will help integrate it into the modern ophthalmic operating room of interconnected surgical microscopy,
microendoscopy, vitrectomy machine and heads-up display instrumentation.
RS Ajlan, AA Desai, MA Mainster
Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 2014, 25:195-206
Purpose: To update on the recent developments and surgical applications of intraocular endoscopy, and highlight its role in the modern era of microincision vitreoretinal surgery. Recent progress in our understanding of the unique intraocular illumination properties of endoscopy, specifically the use of reflected (coaxial) versus conventional transmitted (dissociated) light, is redefining its role in vitreoretinal surgery.
Wong, S.C., Lee, T.C., Heier, J.S., Ho, A.C.