Ciliary Body

With regard to the ciliary body:

• Cyclodialysis: If the cleft causes hypotony with anatomical (e.g., macular edema) and functional (decreased visual acuity) consequences, timely treatment is indicated. Surgery should be performed if the conservative approach is ineffective (see Chap. 2.8).

• Ciliary body shutdown: Hypotony may be temporary (caused by ciliary body "shock") or permanent (acute necrosis or chronic destruction in the context of PVR). Treatment is indicated early, although surgery is not necessarily the first resort (see Chaps 2.8, 2.9, 2.19, 2.20).

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