Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy
What is the Kahook Dual Blade?
The Kahook Dual Blade is a single-use, high-tech blade used to treat glaucoma by reducing intraocular pressure (IOP). It has been designed to allow surgeons to remove a thin layer of the trabecular meshwork (goniotomy). It can help reduce intraocular pressure and possibly reduce the need for medication.
How Does the Procedure Work?
Inside of your eye there is a tissue called the trabecular meshwork. The trabecular meshwork is responsible for aiding fluid out of your eye, like a drainage system.
For people with glaucoma, often times the trabecular meshwork is not draining fluid fast enough. This leads to a fluid buildup, which increases IOP and causes vision loss. In order to improve fluid drainage, your surgeon will use the Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy to remove a thin layer of the trabecular meshwork from a portion of the drainage system or “angle”.
The Kahook Dual Blade can be used as a stand-alone procedure but is most effective in conjunction with cataract surgery.
iStent inject® W – Two Injectable Stents.
iStent inject® W is indicated for use in conjunction with cataract surgery for the reduction of IOP in adult patients with mild-to-moderate primary open-angle glaucoma. Key advantages to using the Glaukos trabecular micro-bypass device during cataract surgery include:
- Optimized Outflow: Two multi-directional stents designed to restore natural outflow
- Clinically Proven: Significant IOP reduction across a wide range of clinical studies1-2
- Procedural Elegance: Predictability and precision to meet the needs of your practice
- Proven Safety: Safety profile similar to cataract surgery alone1