Trabeculotomy or Goniotomy – Just Defer It

Why Defer Trabeculotomy or Goniotomy Recently there has been a large increase in the number of cataract and glaucoma surgeons who are performing a type of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery that goes by various names, all of which have the term “goniotomy” or...

How Does Canaloplasty Compare to Other Glaucoma Treatments?

How does Canaloplasty compare to other glaucoma treatments in terms of IOP Lowering benefits and average medication?  Here’s a summary from Dr. Douglas J. Rhee’s talk given on April 13, 2018 during the ASCRS 2018 Glaucoma Day “Is Trabeculectomy...

FDA-Approved Incisional Treatments for Glaucoma – Trabeculotomy

Part 10 of 14 of “Adjusting the Faucet or Opening the Drain – Currently Available Methods to Treat the Plumbing Problem of Open Angle Glaucoma” | A San Gabriel Valley Optometric Society (SGVOS) Continuing Education Dinner Event – 2 hours CE | Featured...

Who Will Likely Benefit from the Stegmann Canal Expander®?

Who Will Likely Benefit from the Stegmann Canal Expander®? Most anyone who is a candidate for canaloplasty should also benefit from placement of the Stegmann Canal Expander®. At the time of this writing, however, only those outside of the USA can do so as the FDA has...

Comparison to Canaloplasty without the Stegmann Canal Expander®

When the results of this study are compared to the results of prior long-term studies of Canaloplasty glaucoma surgery, use of the Stegmann Canal Expander® appears to provide an additional 3mmHg of IOP lowering effect.2 Source: Canal Expander | Canal Expander...

Risks of Canaloplasty with the Stegmann Canal Expander®

The risks of canaloplasty with the Stegmann Canal Expander® were shown to be quite similar to Canaloplasty without the Stegmann Canal Expander®. Just over one quarter of patients experienced a hyphema (blood in the front part of the eye). However, this is viewed by...

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