The Role of Canaloplasty in the Surgical Treatment of Open-Angle Glaucoma
Paolo Brusini*, Claudia Tosoni and Marco Zeppieri
Department of Ophthalmology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria “Santa Maria della Misericordia”, Udine, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Paolo Brusini
Department of Ophthalmology
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria “Santa Maria della Misericordia”
p.le S. Maria della Misericordia 15
33100 Udine, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 12, 2013; Accepted date: January 28, 2014; Published date: February 05, 2014
Citation: Brusini P, Tosoni C, Zeppieri M (2014) The Role of Canaloplasty in the Surgical Treatment of Open-Angle Glaucoma. Surgery Curr Res 4:169. doi:10.4172/2161-1076.1000169
Copyright: © 2014 Brusini P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Canaloplasty is a relatively new surgical option in the treatment of open-angle glaucoma. This non-perforating technique uses a microcatheter connected to a flickering red light laser source, which is inserted within Schlemm’s canal. A 10-0 prolene suture is tied to the distal tip of the microcatheter, which is gently guided out of the canal in the opposite direction and then left tensioned while a small amount of viscoelastic agent is injected in Schlemm’s canal. The aim of this surgery is to facilitate aqueous outflow through natural pathways, with less risks of post-operative complications.