Canaloplastic surgery utilizes a micro-catheter probed into the canal of Schlemm to dilate (expand) the space, enhancing outflow of fluid and lowering the pressure within the eye. An implant may be inserted to maintain normal flow.
How to: a micro-incision is used to get to the Schlemm canal, which runs around the ring-shaped iris. Through this incision the micro-catheter probe into the Schlemm canal is introduced. After enlargement of the annular flow channel of the aqueous humor, an implant is positioned. The implant is carefully positioned so as not to block the delicate pores along the inner wall of the canal, so that aqueony humor can flow freely.
Since this therapeutic approach is a minimally invasive surgical technique, the healing process is shortened.
Viscocanalostomy is a modern and very gentle surgical technique, which is mainly used in the surgical correction of glaucoma. This technique utilizes the finest instruments in the canal to maintain flow of aqueos by reducing the outflow resistance of the eye. This keeps fluid flowing out of the eye in a natural way, with a complication rate that is significantly lower than that of conventional methods.