There are many procedures or devices that can be performed at the same time you’re undergoing cataract surgery to reduce or eliminate the need for glaucoma eye drops. One of these options we use at Insight Eye Center, with locations in Chardon and Mentor Ohio is the Kahook Duel-Blade.
The Kahook Dual Blade is a safe and effective glaucoma treatment that allows the surgeon to make precise incisions within the eye. In a normal and healthy eye, fluid moves through the trabecular meshwork, a pathway that eventually travels out of the eye and into the bloodstream. For patients with open-angle glaucoma, fluid does not drain efficiently from the eye, causing pressure to build up to dangerous levels (high IOP). The Kahook Dual Blade makes small incisions within the trabecular meshwork to allow for a more normal aqueous outflow, alleviating IOP pressure.
Most patients that have the Kahook Dual Blade procedure see a significant IOP drop. Because of this, most of these patients can reduce or eliminate their need for eye drops for glaucoma. During your cataract evaluation, Dr. Rom will dicsuss if the Kahook D