“I have done several hundred combined ECP-phacoemulsification procedures. The risk of acuity loss as a result of the procedure is almost non-existent. A 270 degree treatment at the time of cataract-implant surgery typically results in significant lowering of IOP and reduced requirement for topical anti-glaucomatous medication use.”

         Richard J. Mackool, MD, director, The Mackool Eye Institute and Laser Center , Astoria , N.Y.

 

“I actually look forward to treating patients with ECP. It’s fun. The technology is fascinating. But even more important, ECP works. If nothing else, we’re able to get patients off of some—if not all—of their drops, and that goes a long way toward satisfying patients.”

         Louis D. Nichamin, MD, medical director, Laurel Eye Clinic, Brookville , Pa.

 

I do ECP on every one of my cataract patients who is also on glaucoma medication, because it works so well at lowering IOP.

         Mike S. McFarland, MD, McFarland Eye Centers , Pine Bluff , Ark.

 

“ECP is a kinder and gentler procedure because the tips of the ciliary processes are visualized directly and treated precisely to achieve the desired tissue effect. ECP does not cause undesirable collateral tissue damage and therefore greatly minimizes complications.”

         Stanley J. Berke, MD, associate professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, N.Y.; chief of Glaucoma Service, Nassau University Medical Center ; and partner, Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island

 

“I’ve found a sizeable number of surgical candidates in my practice for ECP. In each case, I’ve experienced very favorable results with significant lowering of IOP and very few, but reversible, complications. The company sponsored training helped facilitate a quick and easy learning curve so that I could incorporate this reimbursable procedure in my practice.”

         John Hunkeler, MD, Hunkeler Eye Institute, Kansas City , Mo.

 

“Many thought leaders in our profession are unaware of the existing literature that shows ECP as a safe and efficacious procedure for lowering IOP. Personally, I have found ECP to be better than any other cilial destructive procedure because of its selectivity. We routinely offer it to our cataract patients with glaucoma.”

  Jon-Marc Weston, MD, Vision Surgery and Laser Center , Northwest Eye Center , Roseburg , Ore.

 

“ECP has been a great addition to our glaucoma treatment armamentarium, providing an extremely safe and effective method for lowering IOP.”

  Nate Kleinfeldt, MD, Coburn-Kleinfeldt Eye Clinic, Livonia, Mich.

 

“Bottom line: If an ophthalmologist can handle a phaco probe, they can handle an ECP probe. It is a quick and easy procedure that produces very accepable results. Of the patients on which I've used this procedure, 83 percent are off all meds and 93 percent are off all or have reduced meds. I've found ECP a joy to do.”

  John Dagianis, M.D., Nashua Eye Associates, Nasua, N.H. Livonia Mich.

“I practice in a large rural county as the only ophthalmologist. Prior to ECP, I hesitated doing combined cataract and trab because of the typical problems with post-op trab patients. But I now routinely recommend combined cataract and ECP to my patients and find 90-95% success in lowering IOP or discontinuing a glaucoma med or both. And none of the post-op trab worries. I’m convinced all general ophthalmologists will be doing ECP in the coming years.”

–  David P Frasz MD, Family Eyecare, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine