Minimally invasive sclerotomy procedure shows stable results in long term

PARIS — High-frequency deep sclerotomy is a safe, minimally invasive glaucoma procedure that effectively lowers IOP, according to one specialist.By decreasing the resistance of the trabecular meshwork, high-frequency deep sclerotomy allows aqueous outflow into Schlemm’s canal, Bojan Pajic, MD, explained at the meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology. Using a diathermic probe (Abee Glaucoma Tip, Oertli Instruments) with an external diameter of 0.8 mm, bipolar radiofrequency energy is applied through the trabecular meshwork into Schlemm’s canal and then 1 mm into the sclera.

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