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Canaloplasty: first experience with new non-penetrating glaucoma surgery

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First Author: D.Romaniuk POLAND

Co Author(s):    M. Dorecka   R. Kinasz   A. Michalska   W. Romaniuk     

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to present first experiences with canaloplasty from University Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland


Clinical Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland


12 patients (12 eyes), 7 women and 5 men, mean age 45,6 years with diagnose primary open angle glaucoma, mean IOP 24,5 mmHg, underwent canaloplasty procedure. Mean IOP in 6-months follow-up period, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), intra- and postoperative complications were analyzed.


In a 6-months follow up period mean IOP decrease was 35%. BCVA did not significantly change. Among intraoperative complications we observed microperforation in 2 eyes. A most common postoperative complication was microhyphema in 7 eyes.


canaloplasty is a safe an innovative procedure performed with use of conventional drainage systems of the eye which lowers effectively IOP in patients with open angle glaucoma. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: No

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