Quick Facts

  • Canaloplasty is a “non-penetrating” surgical procedure. That is, it does not require the creation of a permanent hole nor does it result in a “bleb” (blister).
  • Canaloplasty has a well-established track record of success among many races. In contrast, traditional glaucoma surgery has a high failure rate among African American patients.
  • Canaloplasty has been clinically proven to provide long-term reduction in IOP. To date, more than 35,000 procedures have been performed.
  • Canaloplasty is safer and offers more predictable outcomes than traditional glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy).
  • Canaloplasty is a restorative treatment for the eye’s natural drainage system. By restoring your eye’s natural drainage system, Canaloplasty usually lowers the pressure inside your eye. In contrast, traditional glaucoma surgeries bypass the eye’s natural outflow pathways.
  • Canaloplasty can reduce your dependence on expensive anti-glaucoma medications.
  • Canaloplasty is minimally invasive for quicker recovery and minimal post-operative follow-up, allowing you to return to normal day-to-day activities almost immediately following treatment.
  • With Canaloplasty there is less risk of complications versus traditional surgical alternatives.

Patient Resources

Canaloplasty Educational Brochure

Download this brochure to learn more about glaucoma and the treatment options available, including Canaloplasty. Also available in Spanish.

Patient Stories

Patient Story 1: Mark

PatientStory1-MarkMark Ewoldsen, PhD, discusses his family history of glaucoma, his experience with medications and his decision to have Canaloplasty on both eyes.

Patient Story 2: Denise

PatientStory2-DeniseDenise from Houston, Texas, suffered from uncontrollable IOP for several years despite multiple drug therapy and previous surgery. With Canaloplasty, she has achieved satisfactory IOP, and with the added benefit of minimal post-operative follow-up.

Patient Story 3: Nidhi

PatientStory3-NidhiNidhi Shetty discusses her experience with severe glaucoma and her decision to undergo Canaloplasty.

Patient Story 4: Barbara

PatientStory4-BarbaraBarbara from Boston, Massachusetts discusses how, after failed drug therapy, Canaloplasty has significantly lowered her IOP.

Patient Story 5: Theresa

PatientStory5-TheresaTheresa Dupris discusses her experience with rapidly progressing glaucoma and the positive impact Canaloplasty has had in preventing further vision loss.

Patient Story 6: Judy

PatientStory6-JudyJudy Leyba talks about her experience with glaucoma and Canaloplasty and the ease of the post-operative recovery process.