AUG 01, 2012
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea/External Disease
Conjunctivochalasis and lymphangiectasia are similar-appearing conjunctival conditions that can be successfully treated with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy. This therapy probably works for both conditions by tacking down the conjunctiva to the underlying globe through a cryogenic burn. By creating an adhesion between the superficial conjunctiva and underlying Tenon's capsule and sclera, the symptoms and signs of these conditions are minimized.