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What is Canaloplasty?

SoCal Vision’s Glendale canaloplasty procedure is a new and advanced treatment for glaucoma.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a serious visual condition in which pressure builds up inside the eye, damaging the optic nerve. The condition tends to get worse with time and can eventually lead to blindness.
SoCal Vision Center offers our Glendale patients glaucoma surgery that can abate these symptoms.

Can Canaloplasty Cure Glaucoma?

Glaucoma cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. However, some glaucoma surgeries are invasive and minimally effective. Canaloplasty lowers intraocular pressure by taking advantage of the eye’s natural drainage system.

How is Canaloplasty Performed?

Canaloplasty is performed with a microcatheter. It is placed in the eye’s natural drainage site to relieve pressure while minimizing the risks of complications such as infection, irritation, and leakage.

What are the Benefits of Canaloplasty?

There are several benefits of canaloplasty. Offered at SoCal Vision Center in Glendale, this glaucoma surgery is less invasive, offering a quicker recovery time for patients. There is less risk of complications when compared to traditional glaucoma surgery alternatives and patients are more likely to lessen their dependence on expensive medications. By restoring a percentage of the eye’s natural drainage system, limitations are minimized, and results are maximized.

What are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

Only an ophthalmologist can diagnose you with glaucoma. But you should seek medical attention if you start to experience regular intervals of intense eye pain, nausea or vomiting, sudden onset of visual disturbances, blurred vision, halos around lights, or reddening of the eye(s).

Is Canaloplasty Right for Me?

If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma and are looking for a minimally invasive Glendale area glaucoma surgery, reach out to schedule an appointment at SoCal Vision Center. We can let you know if it’s an option you can explore.

 

Contact Socal Vision Center

Please click here or call our Glendale office at 818-409-1777 with any questions you have about canaloplasty surgery, or to schedule your eye care treatment consultation with our ophthalmologist.