UCP: keys to success

What do you need to know before getting started with UCP in your practice 


IOP Baseline

Patient selection is key before realizing a UCP treatment. IOP baseline and glaucoma types are main factors to consider.  

According to the literature, UCP produces a mean IOP reduction of 30-35% on average (based on 6-sector protocol)

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Glaucoma types

* Pigmentary and Pseudoexfoliative Glaucoma generally have higher response rate

Pre-operative and post-operative treatment

*to limit inflamation **to release the ciliary muscle

Probe sizing

Correct probe sizing is critical for a successful UCP treatment.

Determination is based on WtW and AL with validated measurement devices.


UCP should not be painful if the block is administered properly.
Allow sufficient time for anesthesia to take effect before starting the treatment.
Avoid chemosis, which, if too severe, may prevent successful coupling of the cone on the eye and lead to discontinuing the procedure.

Possible types of anesthesia are

Procedure check-list memo

Watch the video on the key UCP procedural steps

How to use UCP in the operating room?

With UCP Flex you can now adapt the dose of ultrasound delivered to your patients