Canaloplasty is another state of the art procedure that is an alternative to traditional Glaucoma surgery. The Canaloplasty procedure is available alone or concurrent with cataract extraction to reduce eye pressure and the number of glaucoma medications used by patients. It is a non-penetrating surgical procedure that does not require the creation of a fistula and does not result in a “bleb”. Insertion of a microcathether using the outflow system of the eye and suture tension within this system controls pressure.
Dr. Pappas is one of few in the USA, the first in Florida, and the only one in Brevard County to have performed hundreds of procedures since 2008.
Due to the excellent results with this procedure, in 2009 Dr. Pappas and the Pinnacle Eye Center were instrumental in getting CMS to approve this procedure for Medicare patients in Florida.