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Canaloplasty is a newer, safer, non-penetrating glaucoma surgery
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Glaucoma Treatment Options

There is a wide range of glaucoma treatment options available, from traditional glaucoma medications and surgeries, to the more sophisticated minimally invasive glaurcoma surgeries (MIGS i.e. canaloplasty and stents). Some glaucoma patients also use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to supplement prescribed glaucoma treatment. We discuss all of them here:

GLAUCOMA SURGERIES 

When medications are not effective enough, surgery may be the next best option. There are a number of different types of glaucoma surgeries and techniques, which can be split into (roughly) three using this categorical criteria:

PENETRATING GLAUCOMA SURGERIES

Trabeculectomy versus Canaloplasty (TVC study)

Finally, a head-to-head trial comparing the glaucoma surgeries trabeculectomy and canaloplasty [1]. And, the results heavily favor the safety of canaloplasty over trabeculectomy while also showing an impressive intraocular pressure reduction with canaloplasty. Even...

EyeOP1® Ultrasound Cyclo-Plasty (UCP) Glaucoma Treatment

EyeOP1® Ultrasound Cyclo-Plasty (UCP) In late October it was announced that the Chinese FDA (but not yet the American FDA) had approved a new non-invasive glaucoma treatment called EyeOP1® Ultrasound Cyclo-Plasty (also known as Ultrasound Ciliary-Plasty, or UCP)....

LOWER RISKS INCISIONAL GLAUCOMA SURGERIES

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...

GLAUCOMA MEDICATIONS

Current glaucoma treatment guidelines follow a step-up approach, with eye medications as the initial treatment of choice. Eye medications work by decreasing the production of the aqueous fluid in the eye (Beta Blockers, Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors, Alpha-agonists), facilitating aqueous fluid drainage out of the eye (Cholinergic-Miotic and Prostaglandin Analogs) or combination of both functions. Read more ->

Medical Therapy for Glaucoma: Rho-Kinase (ROCK) inhibitors

A Patient’s Guide to Glaucoma Medications Rho-Kinase (ROCK) Inhibitors Medication for Glaucoma   Commonly prescribed: In December 2017 netarsudil (brand name: Rhopressa) became the first FDA approved medication in this class[1].  Cap color: White  How it is...

COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE GLAUCOMA TREATMENTS

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) or Alternative and Complementary Therapy (ACT) are the terms used to cover medical practices and products that are not part of the usual standard of care provided by medical doctors and allied health professionals. These include vitamins, herbal remedies, acupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and meditation, among others. Read more ->

  • Marijuana & Antioxidants
  • With Proven Benefits
  • With Some Evidence Of Benefit
  • Without Proven Benefit
  • Should Be Avoided In Patients With Glaucoma

NEW GLAUCOMA TREATMENTS IN THE PIPELINE

EyeOP1® Ultrasound Cyclo-Plasty (UCP) Glaucoma Treatment

EyeOP1® Ultrasound Cyclo-Plasty (UCP) In late October it was announced that the Chinese FDA (but not yet the American FDA) had approved a new non-invasive glaucoma treatment called EyeOP1® Ultrasound Cyclo-Plasty (also known as Ultrasound Ciliary-Plasty, or UCP)....

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