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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
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
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
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
I have cold?
Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer