How is Canaloplasty performed?

How is Canaloplasty performed?

How is Canaloplasty performed?

Canaloplasty at a Glance Canaloplasty is performed only by very highly skilled eye surgeons who are able to catheterize the Canal of Schlemm (the natural eye drain) using a specialized micro-catheter to expand the canal and place a stent within the canal to keep it expanded and functioning.

What is ab interno Canaloplasty?

Ab interno canaloplasty is a surgical procedure intended to lower the IOP in patients with glaucoma. This surgery involves an internal approach to viscodilation of Schlemm’s canal through a clear corneal incision.

What is an omni procedure?

The OMNI device allows the surgeon to carry out a two-part procedure. The first part, visco-canaloplasty, is a procedure that dilates the entire 360 degrees of Schlemm’s canal, allowing the drainage channels to function better.

What is Viscocanalostomy?

Viscocanalostomy is an innovative surgical treatment option for patients suffering from glaucoma. Viscocanalostomy gently opens channels within the eye that allow better fluid drainage to maintain safe intraocular pressure (IOP).

What is a deep Sclerectomy?

Deep sclerectomy acts at the bulk of main resistance to aqueous humor egress, located at the juxtacanalicular meshwork and at the inner wall of Schlemm’s canal. It consists of dissection of these two structures while keeping a thin filtering membrane through which aqueous humor is drained.

What is Kahook dual blade?

The Kahook Dual Blade® is an innovatively designed, single-use, ophthalmic blade that allows Dr. Ahdoot to release intraocular pressure by making parallel incisions in the trabecular meshwork and the wall of the Canal of Schlemm.

Where is the iStent placed?

Tiny incisions for cataract surgery are made in the front of the eye. The iStent is placed through these same incisions. A special lens is placed on the eye to look at the eye’s natural drain, and the microstents are placed in the drain. The iStent procedure adds about 15 extra minutes to the surgery.

What is ABiC glaucoma surgery?

Ab-interno Canaloplasty (ABiC™) is a comprehensive minimally invasive glaucoma procedure (MIGS) procedure that is a modification of the traditional canaloplasty procedure. ABiC™ can be combined with or done without cataract surgery.

What is Omni glaucoma surgery?

Canaloplasty is a non-penetrating procedure primarily for open-angle glaucoma. It is designed to restore the eye’s natural drainage system and provide sustained reduction to intraocular pressure.

What is the difference between Trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy?

The basic indications for the surgery were as follows: Trabeculectomy was indicated for the cases with moderate to severe visual field loss or need of lower postoperative intraocular pressure, and trabeculotomy indicated for those with early stage of POAG.

What is a Cyclodialysis cleft?

A cyclodialysis cleft is a separation of the ciliary body from the scleral spur, creating a direct connection between the anterior chamber and the suprachoroidal space.

What is Kahook Goniotomy?

Goniotomy, such as that performed with the Kahook Dual Blade (KDB; New World Medical), is a minimally invasive surgical option for glaucoma. The procedure does not violate the scleral wall and is not associated with a bleb.

What is a Kahook blade?

The Kahook Dual Blade® (KDB) is a high-tech, single-use ophthalmic blade that is used to treat glaucoma, typically performed at the time of cataract surgery. The outpatient procedure is quick and painless, with the post-operative recovery quicker than most other glaucoma treatment options.

How successful is iStent surgery?

The iStent procedure does not increase the risk of cataract procedure and both are extremely safe. More than six percent of iStent patients have been able to discontinue glaucoma drops after surgery so there is a good chance you may be able to discontinue your glaucoma drops after this procedure.

What is GATT eye surgery?

GATT (Gonioscopy-Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy) is a minimally invasive surgical treatment for the management of open angle glaucomas and is a modification of a glaucoma surgery (trabeculotomy) that has been around for over 50 years.

What does glaucoma surgery involve?

Surgery involves either laser treatment or making a cut in the eye to reduce the intraocular pressure. The type of surgery your doctor recommends will depend on the type and severity of your glaucoma and the general health of your eye. Surgery can help lower pressure when medication is not sufficient.

Is a trabeculectomy painful?

How the eye will feel. You may have some watering, sandy sensation or blurring of vision after trabeculectomy, but this should clear within a few days. Soreness and irritation may occur from the sutures or because of the surgery itself. These sensations generally reduce within a few days.