Canaloplasty
Surgery & Procedures

Canaloplasty

Canaloplasty (pronounced kah-NAL-oh-plas-tee) is a new treatment for glaucoma that gives many people hope of saving the vision they have and a chance to keep from going blind. The result is that they can reduce pressure in the eye by nearly 40%.

Canaloplasty helps those whose medications aren't working, but they aren't ready to take on the risks of traditional surgery. It can also help patients who are inconvenienced by frequent dosing of their medications.

About the Surgery
Canaloplasty is proven to safely lower intraocular pressure (IOP) and dependence on medications. And unlike traditional procedures, Canaloplasty is minimally invasive and has fewer complications and less follow-up.

To perform Canaloplasty, your doctor will make a tiny incision to gain access to the eye. A microcatheter will enlarge the main drainage channel and other channels by injecting a sterile, gel-like material. After the drainage channel is made larger, the microcatheter is removed and a suture is placed within the canal and tightened to make sure that it stays open. By opening the canal, it will drain properly, and the pressure inside your eye will be relieved.

What are the benefits of Canaloplasty?
Compared to traditional glaucoma treatments, Canaloplasty can:

  • Reduce or eliminate medications and costs
  • Provide less risk of complications after surgery
  • Fewer follow-up appointments
  • Provide reduced scarring

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