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New Glaucoma Surgery San Antonio

New Glaucoma Surgery San Antonio- Dr. Kavanagh fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and ophthalmologist has started using the new second-generation Omni Sight Sciences device to perform Canaloplasty and Trabeculotomy as a MIGS glaucoma surgery. It is a new minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) that can be performed in less than 2 minutes. It can be performed at the time of cataract surgery or as a stand-alone procedure.

The benefit of MIGS surgery is that it has a lower risk of complications than traditional glaucoma surgery and a faster recovery time. MIGS surgery can lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma and reduce the need for topical medications. Having performed many thousands of MIGS procedures and 25,000 cataract procedures Dr. Kavanagh is glad to have this new technique to safely lower a patient’s IOP by attacking three areas of resistance of outflow: trabecular meshwork, the canal of schlemm, and the aqueous collector channels. See the device below.

Remember in glaucoma most of the resistance to flow is in the tissue around the Canal of Schlemm therefore if we can reduce or bypass this resistance we will lower the intraocular pressure. This new technique lowers the resistance of three important juxta-canicular tissues. This is a breakthrough in glaucoma surgery technology.

With offices in San Antonio, Seguin, New Braunfels, Castroville, Hondo, Luling, Lockhart, Gonzales, San Marcos, and La Vernia we have a center ready to help you with your glaucoma needs.

Below find a video of the procedure carried out by Dr. Kavanagh San Antonio Glaucoma specialist. This is a canaloplasty performed at the time of cataract surgery. Remember Dr. Kavanagh has performed many more cataract and glaucoma procedures than most of his colleagues in the United States and the World. Experience matters! Call 830-379-3937 for your appointment.