Glaucoma surgery

We use the so-called canaloplasty method for glaucoma surgery. This is a new, advanced (gentle) technique of improving the natural drainage of aqueous humor (eye liquid) through a system of canals, with the aim of reducing intraocular pressure. The use of a micro-catheter and two micro-stents means that the invasive process is kept to a bare minimum. During the canaloplasty procedure, a tiny incision is made to provide access to the eye’s fine drainage canal. The micro-catheter is inserted into the canal, which is then expanded by an injection of gel (similar to the balloon catheterization of narrowed coronary arteries). Two very fine stents are then inserted into the canal to maintain long-term expansion.