Cyclodialysis is a treatment used in ophthalmology
(the medical discipline concerned with the eyes and visual system). It
is generally performed to reduce the pressure inside the eye which is
often referred to as "intraocular pressure", in order to treat
The cyclodialysis procedure involves the separation
of part of the ciliary
body of the eye
from its attachment to the sclera.
This creates a cleft, allowing the
aqueous humour (the watery fluid that fills the anterior chamber of
the eye) to make contact with the newly exposed surface of the ciliary
body. This may result in reduced ("intraocular") pressure in
the eye. Patients can generally obtain 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.