Is a Goniotomy Effective in Treating Glaucoma?

Posted: Oct 20, 2022 by The Eye Center
Filed under: Diabetic, retinopathy

Goniotomy is a surgical procedure that uses goniolens to view the front structures of the eye and make precise openings in the trabecular meshwork to allow fluid to flow out and reduce pressure in the eye.

Goniotomy treats different forms of glaucoma. The procedure is performed on patients with open-angle glaucoma, congenital glaucoma, Aniridia (a condition that occurs in children born without a visible iris), juvenile open-angle glaucoma, and uveitic glaucoma.

This procedure can be performed on anyone, regardless of their age. You can undergo goniotomy together with cataract surgery or as a standalone operation. It helps to prevent blindness.

Kahook Goniotomy is the latest technology for treating glaucoma. The Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) is used during cataract surgery to treat glaucoma. It removes the diseased tissue that blocks fluid from draining out of the eye.

Goniotomy using the Kahook Dual Blade is a quick and painless procedure with reduced risks of infections or leaks. Recovery is also quick. The procedure has been administered to eye patients for many decades with minimal risks and enhanced quality of life.

During the operation, doctors perform targeted precisions to release intraocular pressure from the eye. The blade is designed to ensure targeted incisions with effective outcomes.

It has:

  • A long, narrow shaft that allows access to the anterior eye chamber
  • Surgical grade steel with a sharp tip to ensure painless incisions
  • Dual blades that perform simultaneous incisions to the diseased tissue
  • A foot plate that provides smooth motion while preventing damage to the tissue in the anterior canal wall
  • Uses Ramp technology to lift and stretch the eye tissue to ensure the device is positioned accurately

Glaucoma can damage your vision permanently if it is not treated on time. Procedures like Kahook Dual Blade goniotomy can effectively minimize risks and improve a patient’s post-op recovery. This is an outpatient procedure that is painless and needs no sutures.


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