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To what extent does canaloplasty cost?

Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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What amount does canaloplasty cost?

Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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Is canaloplasty an accepted procedure to treat glaucoma?

Is canaloplasty an accepted procedure to treat glaucoma?

Yes: Yes, it is a newer procedure and some physicians feel they have excellent results with canaloplasty. It is minimally invasive compared to other glaucoma procedures and leaves the door open for futre surgery if necessary. It is a technically difficult surgery but has good potential. ...Read more

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What amount would canaloplasty for glaucoma cost?

What amount would canaloplasty for glaucoma cost?

Pricey : Canaloplasty can range from $2000 to as high as $8000, of course depending on the region, the insurance, where the procedure is performed, and the surgeon. ...Read more

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To what extent would canaloplasty for glaucoma cost?

Depends: The cost of the procedure depends on the fees from the surgeon, the anesthesiologist and the surgical facility. Typically, an outpatient surgery center is less expensive than in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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I've heard canaloplasty is safer & produces better results than trabeculectomy in a skilled surgeon's hands. Please give me your opinion?

I've heard canaloplasty is safer & produces better results than trabeculectomy in a skilled surgeon's hands. Please give me your opinion?

Possibly: Trabeculectomy is the "gold" standard for lowering eye pressure by surgery. Canaloplasty is somewhat gentler with probably fewer complications however it is in fact not as effective but is useful for those with a need for glaucoma surgery but do not have galloping glaucoma. ...Read more

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What kind of effect does schlemms canal have in glaucoma and how is glaucoma treated?

What kind of effect does schlemms canal have in glaucoma and how is glaucoma treated?

Fluid drainage site: Schlemms canal is the drainage canal carrying aqueous fluid from the circulation inside the eye out of the eye to the blood stream. Glaucoma mostly is a condition in which the aqueous inflow exceeds the capacity of the outflow at normal pressures so the pressure elevates to overcome the resistance. Treatment by drugs lowers the inflow which then brings down the pressure. ...Read more

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What are the different types of surgical procedures for glaucoma patients?

What are the different types of surgical procedures for glaucoma patients?

Many/complex: Micro invasive glaucoma surgery (Migs) is gaining great popularity. These procedures reduce many of the risks associated with conventional trabeculectomy & aqueous drainage device surgery. Some include: iStent, Cypass, Hydrus, canaloplasty, Trabectome, ECP, aqeSys, Xen, Solx, stegman canal expander,etc. Many are available & some are still in clinical trials. ...Read more

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What is the procedure like for exostosis (surfer's ear)?

What is the procedure like for exostosis (surfer's ear)?

Ear Roto-rooter: Surfer's ear results in hearing loss as the bony growth closes the ear canal down for business. In order to restore hearing, surgery is required in the form of canaloplasty, a painful orgy of power tools within your head requiring an average two-month recovery. Shunning doctor's orders of a high and dry healing process is ill-advised and could land you back in surgery! ...Read more

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