Dr. Arthur Benjamin's Approach to Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation and OMNI Viscocanalostomy
At the Benjamin Eye Institute, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional eye care services to our patients. Dr. Arthur Benjamin, a renowned board-certified ophthalmologist, specializes in advanced treatments for glaucoma and cataract patients. One such innovative treatment is Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS), which has revolutionized the management of glaucoma.
The Benefits of MIGS
MIGS procedures have become increasingly popular among ophthalmologists and patients alike for their many benefits. These minimally invasive surgeries are designed to reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients while minimizing surgical complications and recovery time.
MIGS procedures provide a safer and more effective option compared to traditional glaucoma surgeries, especially for patients considering cataract extraction.
Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP)
Dr. Arthur Benjamin is an expert in the use of Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) for glaucoma management. ECP is a MIGS procedure that involves the use of a tiny, flexible endoscope to visualize the ciliary body (the part of the eye responsible for producing aqueous humor). By applying targeted laser energy to the ciliary body, ECP reduces the production of aqueous humor, which in turn lowers intraocular pressure.
ECP is often recommended by Dr. Benjamin for patients undergoing cataract extraction, as it can be conveniently combined with the cataract surgery. This combination allows for a more efficient treatment plan and minimizes the need for additional surgeries, making it an ideal choice for many patients.
Another MIGS procedure that Dr. Benjamin often combines with ECP is the OMNI Viscocanalostomy. This procedure targets the eye's natural drainage system (Schlemm's canal) to improve the outflow of aqueous humor, further reducing intraocular pressure. The OMNI Viscocanalostomy involves the use of a specialized microcatheter to access and enlarge Schlemm's canal, which enhances aqueous humor drainage and reduces the risk of complications.
The combination of ECP and OMNI Viscocanalostomy is a powerful and safe option for glaucoma patients considering cataract extraction. By addressing both the inflow and outflow of aqueous humor, these procedures work together to provide effective and long-lasting intraocular pressure control.
At Benjamin Eye Institute, Dr. Arthur Benjamin is dedicated to providing the most advanced and effective treatments for his patients. With expertise in MIGS procedures like Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation and OMNI Viscocanalostomy, Dr. Benjamin offers innovative and safe options for glaucoma patients undergoing cataract extraction.