Yes. A recent study compared one year results of Canaloplasty vs. trabeculectomy. Although there was no significant difference in the final intraocular pressures (IOPs) between the two surgeries (meaning both surgeries were equally good at lowering IOP), two differences were noted: (1) Canaloplasty patients experienced fewer side effects and complications compared to those who had trabeculectomy; and (2) the patients who had Canaloplasty had better vision than those patients who had trabeculectomy.
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