Unfortunately, your preliminary assessment indicates that you are probably not qualified for Canaloplasty (kindly refer to Notes Section below). Dr. Richardson would still be happy to provide a consultation as there are times when an exception to the general rule exists but this would require an in-person exam to determine.
You may call (626) 289-7856 to set up an in person consultation. Alternatively, you may request for an appointment with Dr. Richardson via below form. Consultation fee is at a reasonable $197.
- Canaloplasty cannot be done with closed angle glaucoma.
- Canaloplasty cannot be done after the Trabectome procedure.
- Canaloplasty may be done after ALT or SLT, but there is a higher chance that the canal cannot be fully catheterized due to prior scarring of the canal from the laser treatment. Even without full catheterization, Viscocanalostomy (similar to Canaloplasty) can often be performed with successful lowering of the IOP.
- The only way to tell if you are a candidate for Canaloplasty after prior glaucoma surgery is to have an in-person consultation with a surgeon who performs Canaloplasty.