Interventional Ophthalmologists must first complete their training as EyeMDs (completion of a bachelor’s degree followed by four years of medical school, one year of internship, and three years of residency training in eye diseases and surgery). Once proficient as an eye surgeon, an ophthalmologist can request to be trained in the technique of Canaloplasty. Doctors are required to complete a “wet-lab” (practice on cadaver eyes) prior to performing Canaloplasty surgery on humans. Then, the first 10 surgeries are conducted under the direct monitoring of a Clinical Specialist. Only a fraction of surgeons who start the Canaloplasty training complete the monitoring requirements and go on to become Canaloplasty surgeons.
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