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  • n. A surgical procedure used in the treatment of glaucoma to relieve intraocular pressure by removing part of the eye's trabecular meshwork and adjacent structures.

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  • Patients should be aware of the possible harms of the procedure, called trabeculectomy, which involves draining fluid from the eye, they said.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • "This surgical procedure provides incremental surgeon and patient benefits over trabeculectomy, which is currently considered the standard of care in glaucoma surgical therapy."

    Press Releases

  • Moreover, he is concerned that scar tissue left from canaloplasty could make a subsequent trabeculectomy less effective.

    A Less-Invasive Glaucoma Procedure

  • In recent years, a number of safer but less-effective alternatives to trabeculectomy have been developed, including laser surgery and trabectome, a minimally invasive surgery that uses an electric probe to remove a portion of the meshwork.

    A Less-Invasive Glaucoma Procedure

  • "Additional studies need to be done," he adds, including trials that compare it directly to other procedures such as trabeculectomy.

    A Less-Invasive Glaucoma Procedure

  • Dr. Lewis says that the location of the canaloplasty incision, off to one side of the eye, leaves plenty of room for a trabeculectomy later.

    A Less-Invasive Glaucoma Procedure

  • Additional trials are now beginning that will compare canaloplasty to trabeculectomy and to medical therapy alone.

    A Less-Invasive Glaucoma Procedure

  • Based on current data, he would recommend laser surgery to patients looking for a safer option, and trabeculectomy to patients at serious risk for blindness if their eye pressure isn't lowered significantly.

    A Less-Invasive Glaucoma Procedure

  • The traditional surgery is trabeculectomy, in which a portion of the trabecular meshwork is removed, helping to reduce the bottleneck causing elevated eye pressure.

    A Less-Invasive Glaucoma Procedure

  • "Canaloplasty is still a trip to the operating room that doesn't lower pressure as much as trabeculectomy," Kuldev Singh, a Stanford, Calif., eye surgeon who is chairman of the nonprofit American Glaucoma Society's patient-care committee.

    A Less-Invasive Glaucoma Procedure

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