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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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