Is Canaloplasty For You?

Canaloplasty is a newer, safer, non-penetrating glaucoma surgery
Lower IOP. Fewer Drops.

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:


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:


1 in 5 Trabeculectomy Patients May End up With Ptosis (Eyelid Droop)

[Note: Image is of a severe ptosis. Most ptosis seen after eye surgery is less severe. | Photo credit: "1852 ptosis patient" by William Bell - Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.]Trabeculectomy Lowers More...


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 Dead?" session, titled...

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...


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 ->


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 ->

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Diet, Nutrition and Glaucoma | Driving with Dr. David Richardson Ep 05

Good morning! I'm Dr. David Richardson, a cataract and glaucoma surgeon in Southern California. And right now I'm discussing a series of videos on the holistic approach to treating glaucoma. So, looking at things other than just intraocular pressure, also known as...


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Driving with Dr. David Richardson Series 2, Ep 3

How often do patients need visual field tests? Although there are no hard and fast rules for how frequent visual field testing should be performed, there are some guidelines depending on where one is in the glaucoma diagnosis.

Glaucoma Personal Stories

Real Stories. Real Lives of People with Glaucoma. Watch and hear their journeys and triumphs.

“He’s suffered so many losses that the idea that he could lose his vision was so frightening to us. He has a family history with glaucoma. He watched an uncle go blind. And it broke my heart that he could lose anything else…”

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