New Surgical Options in Glaucoma

  • Lisa V Heckler MD, FRCSC
  • Michael W Dorey MD, FRCSC
  • Karim F Damji MD, FRCSC, MBA
Keywords: Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery, ab interno trabeculectomy, trabecular micro-bypass stent, canaloplasty, endocyclophotocoagulation

Abstract

The treatment of glaucoma is undergoing constant change. In the last decade, there has been a surge of novel surgical options that aim to lower intraocular pressure while providing improved safety profiles compared to traditional incisional glaucoma surgery. This article summarizes four such options— trabectome, iStent, canaloplasty and endocyclophotocoagulation— including descriptions of the procedures and evidence behind them.

Author Biographies

Lisa V Heckler, MD, FRCSC

Département d’ophtalmologie, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec

Michael W Dorey, MD, FRCSC

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Karim F Damji, MD, FRCSC, MBA

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Published
2015-12-09
How to Cite
Heckler, L., Dorey, M., & Damji, K. (2015). New Surgical Options in Glaucoma. Canadian Journal of Optometry, 77(4), 6. https://doi.org/10.15353/cjo.77.484
Section
Articles