Canaloplasty is an advanced treatment for glaucoma. It uses breakthrough microcatheter technology to enlarge your eye’s natural drainage system, similar to angioplasty. It is the next step in the evolution of glaucoma surgery and is less invasive than some surgical treatments.
First, your doctor will make a small incision in the eye. The advanced Canaloplasty microcatheter will be inserted into the eye’s drainage system canal. Using the microcatheter, your doctor will circle the canal and enlarge it, which will help the aqueous fluid drain properly.
The microcatheter is then removed and a suture is placed within the canal to keep it open. By restoring your eye’s natural drainage system, the pressure inside your eye is usually lowered.
PhacoCanaloplasty™ is the latest technology to treat your cataracts and glaucoma. This two-part procedure uses proven and established techniques. The first part is the cataract surgery part of the procedure, in which your clouded natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens. This is designed to help give you sharper vision.
The second part is the Canaloplasty procedure, where your doctor will use breakthrough microcatheter technology to treat your glaucoma. The eye’s drainage system canals are enlarged, similar to angioplasty. Canaloplasty is proven to safely lower your intraocular pressure and dependence on medications.
As a result of the PhacoCanaloplasty™ treatment, you may experience faster recovery of your vision and less risk of postoperative complications compared to other traditional surgeries.
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