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Recent scientific advances in the treatment of glaucoma have resulted in a revolutionary, non-implant form of glaucoma treatment: Micropulse CPC. This laser-based treatment targets the ciliary processes (the natural system within your eye that produces intraocular fluid) to both reduce the output of fluid and open the drainage channels. This innovative treatment can be performed multiple times, does not inhibit you from undergoing surgical procedures for longer-term treatment, and produces a reduction of up to 45% in intraocular pressure.

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases characterized by fluid pressure buildup within the eye. Left undiagnosed and untreated, glaucoma causes irreparable damage to your delicate optic nerve, which can cause:

  • Vision impairment
  • Severe eye pain and headaches
  • Nausea
  • Blindness

It is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, primarily because it does not produce symptoms until damage has begun to set in. The only way to prevent damage and maintain your vision once glaucoma develops is to identify it early through routine eye exams, and then begin treatment to reduce the pressure immediately.

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How Micropulse CPC works

Micropulse CPC is performed using advanced laser technology to provide careful, cyclic heating of the ciliary processes – the same muscles targeted by most medicated eye drops.

This innovative technology allows your surgeon to reduce fluid output while simultaneously improving drainage, with results that can last up to six years with only three re-treatments.

The procedure itself is fairly rapid, taking only an hour or two, and you can expect to resume your usual routines within a week or less after treatment – making this an ideal procedure for those who are not yet ready to undergo more invasive, long-term options.

Why choose Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology?

If you suffer from glaucoma, you want the best at your side. At Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology, our team of renowned ophthalmologists has over three decades of experience providing cutting-edge glaucoma treatments with thousands of successful results. We take a highly personalized approach, giving each patient customized treatments that achieve optimal results. Our ability to perform a wide range of glaucoma treatments allows us to provide you with the best option that will work for your unique condition, as such treatments can never be “cookie cutter.”

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Am I a candidate for Micropulse CPC?

Most individuals who suffer from open-angle glaucoma are good candidates for Micropulse CPC, though we always require an in-person examination to determine full candidacy.

This procedure is effective for almost anyone and has the benefit of leading further treatment options open. It can be performed as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with ongoing glaucoma treatments in coordination with your ophthalmologist.

The benefits of Micropulse CPC

Some of the many benefits of Micropulse CPC include:

  • Reduction of intraocular pressure by up to 45%
  • Greatly reduces dependency on costly medication
  • Low downtime after treatment
  • Limited follow-up required after treatment
  • Economical procedure available to most patients
  • Results that last up to six years

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