Canaloplasty glaucoma surgery

In this video, I present a Canaloplasty glaucoma surgical procedure that I performed in December 2011 at the University of British Columbia Eye Care Centre.

iScience Canaloplasty

This procedure has been described as being the glaucoma equivalent of angioplasty in cardiac surgery. Our standard glaucoma surgeries are more analogous to bypass surgery in that we bypass the obstructed trabecular meshwork with a partial thickness trap door (trabeculectomy), a surgical steel shunt (ExPress mini-shunt), or silicone tube attached to a plate (Ahmed or Baerveldt shunts.) Although technically more challenging than the other procedures, it is less invasive which should lead to fewer complications. To date, it appears that it is capable of achieving pressures that are just as low as the standard techniques which other co-called non-penetrating procedures have yet to achieve.

In this video, I present a Canaloplasty glaucoma surgical procedure that I performed in December 2011 at the University of British Columbia Eye Care Centre.