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FAQs / Can a Young (27 Year Old) Software Engineer Diagnosed with Glaucoma Undergo for a Canaloplasty Surgery Even Drops Works for Both Eyes?

ANSWER:

In general most doctors will try drops first and reserve surgery for more advanced (or recalcitrant) glaucoma. In someone who is young and in whom the drops are not working or tolerated, surgery is a reasonable option. Those who work at the computer for extended periods of time are often better candidates for canaloplasty than trabeculectomy as trabs can worsen dry eye syndrome (which is often exacerbated by extended computer use).

 

Warm regards,
David Richardson, MD

Date: Jul 8, 2013

 

Posted in: Canaloplasty, Canaloplasty and Medications, Canaloplasty Safety and Efficacy

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