Good news for the patients suffering from Glaucoma, A new promising treatment named Interventional Ophthalmology procedure with its new technology can help to reduce the elevated pressure inside the eye.
This innovated procedure have a new expanded 510K clearance for canaloplasty microcatheter for the catherterization and viscodilation of the Schlemm's canal which helps to reduce the elevated pressure inside the eye.
This new treatment procedure includes the insertion of very small, complex microcatheters (approximately the size of four to five human hairs combined) into the small drainage structures within the eye. This inserted catherters helps the surgeons to enlarge the passage of the eye so as to increase the outflow of the fluid which creates pressure inside the eye causing permanent damage to the optic nerve.
These small micocatheters which are measured in microns has been discovered and developed by the iScience Interventional.
Open Angle Glaucoma (OAG) is caused due to the blockage of natural fluid channels (Schlemm's canal) in the eye. This occurs, the increase of intraocular pressure (IOP) inside the eye, causing permanent damage to the optic nerve.
This nerve is essential for vision as it serves as a conduit for transmitting images and vision from the eye to the brain. There is no cure for glaucoma but its progression can be halted or slowed by lowering the pressure inside the eye.