Also known as Ab-Interno Canaloplasty, ABiC is a minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) that can effectively reduce the elevated eye pressure associated with glaucoma. To date, ABIC is the only MIGS procedure that successfully addresses all aspects of potential outflow resistance. That is, ABiC treats the trabecular meshwork (1), Schlemm’s canal (2) and the Collector Channel system (3). By addressing all aspects of outflow resistance ABiC is able to deliver an average reduction in eye pressure of 30%.1 It can also reduce your glaucoma medications by 50%.1
- Restorative treatment of the eye’s natural drainage system
- Sustained reduction of pressure in the eye.1
- Reduced dependence on expensive medications.1
- Minimally invasive for quicker recovery and return to daily activities.1
- Limited risk of complications versus traditional surgical alternatives.1
- No need for a permanent implant or device in your eye
- No limitations on your favorite activities
By restoring your eye’s natural drainage system, the pressure inside your eye is usually lowered.
One to three days after the procedure, your intraocular pressure should drop significantly. And of course, your physician will want to re-check the treated eye during periodic follow-up visits.
ABiC is an effective surgical option for the majority of glaucoma patients. If you fit into any of the following categories, you’re a good candidate for ABiC:
- If you have primary open-angle, pseudoexfoliation, or pigmentary glaucoma. (If you’re not sure, ask your ophthalmologist.)
- If you are intolerant of glaucoma medications, or have difficulty taking them as prescribed.
- If you are about to have cataract surgery and wish to use this opportunity to reduce the number of glaucoma medications you are currently taking.
- If it is difficult for you to commit to regular follow-up treatments, due to finances, lack of transportation, or other limitations.
- If you have a history of failed ALT (argon laser trabeculoplasty) treatments.
- ABiC is also suitable for patients who wear contact lenses. Patients with contact lenses are unable to undergo the traditional forms of glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy or shunt).
ABiC is not suitable for patients with neovascular or chronic angle-closure glaucoma.
You can resume normal, day-to-day activities, such as watching TV, immediately following treatment.
It is important to remember that managing glaucoma is a lifelong process: even after Canaloplasty and other glaucoma treatments, you will need to continue to visit your ophthalmologist every three to six months.
- Bleeding in the Eye
- Intraocular Pressure “Spikes”
- The Formation of a Bleb
- Hypotony (IOP too low)
1. Unpublished. Data on file. Ellex iScience, Inc.
Indications for use: The iTrack microcatheter is indicated for fluid infusion and aspiration during surgery. The iTrack microcatheter is indicated for catheterization and viscodilation of Schlemm’s canal to reduce intraocular pressure in adult patients with open angle glaucoma.