Cyclocryotherapy is similar in meaning
to the related term cycloablation.
The difference between cyclocryotherapy and cycloablation
is that cycloablation is the more general term for the procedure and cyclocryotherapy
refers specifically to the use of low-temperatures (freezing technique)
to perform the procedure.
That is, cyclocryotherapy is treatment used in ophthalmology
(the medical discipline concerned with the eyes and visual system) to
reduce the pressure inside the eye which is often referred to as "intraocular
Cyclocryotherapy is the use of freezing techniques to destroy
part of the ciliary
body of the eye
in order to reduce the eye's production of aqueous
humour (the watery fluid that fills the anterior chamber of the eye).
This may carried out in certain circumstances to reduce intraocular pressure
to treat advanced glaucoma resistant to other treatment methods. Patients
can generally obtain further information about this procedure from their
ophthalmologist (ophthalmic surgeon).
This section includes short definitions of clinical and surgical procedures
concerning the eyes and human visual system. For definitions of other
terms in this category, choose from the list to the left.
Other related pages include the diagram
of the eye, and definitions
of parts of the eye, a description
of the human retina, and the section about disorders
of the eye and visual system.