Dr. Kim is also performing canaloplasty for patients with glaucoma who need lower intraocular (eye) pressures or who want to reduce their dependence on glaucoma eye drops/medications.
Canaloplasty involves the use of a microcatheter to enlarge your eye’s natural drainage system, similar to angioplasty. Compared to other traditional forms of glaucoma surgery, it is less invasive.
Benefits of Canaloplasty:
- Sustained reduction in eye pressure
- Reduced dependence on glaucoma eye drops/medications
- Potentially restores the eye’s natural drainage system
- Less invasive with quicker recovery compared to traditional glaucoma surgery
- Less risk of complications compared to traditional glaucoma surgery
- How is Canaloplasty done?
- A small incision is made in the eye
- The microcatheter is inserted into the eye’s drainage system canal, encircling and enlarging it
- Improves the drainage of the internal fluid in the eye and reduces eye pressure
- The microcatheter is removed and a suture is placed in the canal to keep it open
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