Glaucoma Surgery

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TRABECULECTOMY

Trabeculectomy is a surgical procedure recommended for patients with glaucoma that continues to progress despite use of medications and/or laser treatments and to relieve intraocular pressure by removing part of the eye’s trabecular meshwork and adjacent structures. It is the most common glaucoma surgery performed and allows drainage of aqueous humor from within the eye to underneath the conjunctiva where it is absorbed. This provides an alternative method of aqueous humor filtration when the natural trabecular outflow pathway is blocked or poorly functioning. This outpatient procedure is performed under topical.

PERIPHERAL IRIDECTOMY

An iridectomy is a procedure in eye surgery in which the surgeon removes a small, full-thickness piece of the iris, which is the colored part of the eye. The surgeon uses a microscope and special miniature instruments to make an incision in the cornea and remove a section of the iris, usually at the 12 o’clock position. The incision in the cornea is self-sealing. These procedures are most frequently performed in the treatment of closed-angle glaucoma. It is a very effective and safe surgical procedure for glaucoma treatment.

AHMED GLAUCOMA VALVE

The Ahmed Valve is a medical shunt used in the eye to treat glaucoma by reducing & controlling intraocular pressure. When surgically implanted in the eye, this device redirects the outflow of aqueous humor through a small tube outside the eye into a “bleb.” A bleb is like a blister that collects fluid and the capillaries and lymphatic system reabsorb it back into the body.

MIGS (MINIMALLY INVASIVE GLAUCOMA SURGERY)

Our Canadian board certified Dr Abdulla Naqi MD, FRCS, was trained on the hands of Dr Ike Ahmed, the innovator and world leading surgeon on advanced glaucoma surgeries. MIGS are group of glaucoma surgeries that are characterized by their level of safety. These, as the name suggest, are minimally invasive. During these surgeries, we use microscopic shunts, laser, gold devices and express bypass devices to insure high success rates of glaucoma surgeries.