If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, your eye doctor will discuss your treatment options, which may involve one or more of the following:
- Prescription eye drops
- Laser surgery
- Goniotomy (KDB)
A goniotomy is a minimally-invasive, implant-free procedure in which your eye doctor removes diseased tissue that blocks fluid from flowing out of the eye with a Kahook Dual Blade®, which is why the procedure is sometimes referred to as KDB goniotomy.
Goniotomy procedures have been safely performed for decades in both adults and children. Over the years, the procedure has improved, and new instruments have been developed. A goniotomy can be performed as an independent procedure or in conjunction with other procedures, such as cataract surgery.
Is goniotomy right for me?
There are many ways to reduce eye pressure; examples include eye drops, laser procedures, or traditional surgery. Only your eye doctor can determine which treatment is best for you. Talk to your eye doctor to find out if goniotomy, an implant-free procedure, is right for you.
Please take a moment to view the informative video on the KDB goniotomy below: