Do you suffer from glaucoma? Get the facts!
Endo Optiks® Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) A minimally invasive treatment for patients who suffer from glaucoma.
Frequently Asked Questions
How effective is ECP?
Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation has shown to be clinically effective in lowering intraocular pressure and reducing or eliminating dependence on medications, long-term.
When can I return to my daily activities?
ECP is an outpatient procedure and you may return to your daily activities the day after surgery.
What are my risks?
As with any surgery, there are risks but there are no outstanding risks that are associated with ECP.
What is the safety profile of ECP?
With over 200,000 procedures performed worldwide, ECP has proven to be a very safe and effective glaucoma procedure.
Ask your surgeon if you’re a candidate for ECP!
What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. It is most commonly caused by a build up of pressure (intraocular pressure) in the eye due to inadequate drainage of the eye fluid which is called aqueous humor.
How is Glaucoma Detected?
Most people don’t have any signs so early detection during an eye exam is critical. An early symptom can be loss of peripheral vision, then black or blurred tunnel vision or blurred spots.
How Can Glaucoma Be Treated?
Glaucoma can be treated in several different ways, depending on the type and severity of disease. Eye drops are often prescribed, and in most cases these medicines must be continued daily for the rest of your life. Other options include laser treatments and various surgical procedures.
ECP is an opportunity to improve vision, lower pressure and reduce or eliminate medications
What Is Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP)?
ECP is a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows direct visualization and laser treatment to the surface layer of the ciliary processes.
This treatment inhibits production of aqueous in the eye, typically resulting in a decrease in intraocular pressure as well as the reduction or elimination of your eye drops.
ECP can be performed alone but is an ideal procedure to combine with your cataract surgery.
Why Choose Combined Cataract & ECP Surgery?
● Performing ECP with cataract surgery is convenient, adding only 3 to 5 minutes to the cataract procedure.
● Unlike other glaucoma surgeries, there is no implant or trauma to the eye that could cause an infection.
● Postoperative follow-up and recovery time is the same as for your cataract surgery.
● There is generally no post-operative pain associated with ECP.