ECP Treatment

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Endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP) is a laser procedure usually performed at the same time as cataract surgery, which can reduce the eye’s ability to produce excess fluid, thus reducing intraocular pressure or IOP. Since many patients undergoing cataract surgery also have glaucoma, a Kung Eye Center surgeon can also perform ECP at the same time to help reduce IOP. After the cataract has been removed, the surgeon inserts a tiny probe into the eye, through the same micro incision he/she used during your cataract procedure. Next, the surgeon applies laser energy to the ciliary body, which reduces fluid production, thus lowering pressure in the eye to a safe level. ECP is proven to be highly effective in reducing or eliminating the need for continued use of long-term glaucoma medications. To learn about our other glaucoma treatment options click here.