what is the kahook dual blade?
The Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) goniotomy is a newly developed MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) procedure that we are pleased to offer at Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX. Utilizing the KDB, our board-certified ophthalmologists, Drs. Kenneth Maverick and James Lehmann, make an opening in the natural drainage pathway of the eye with one small incision. The KDB goniotomy has provided exceptional results for men and women and is known to improve the flow of intraocular fluid, lowering the internal eye pressure that causes glaucoma and reducing the risks of damaging the optic nerve. Eligible candidates for this treatment are typically those with mild to moderate open- or closed-angle glaucoma.
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"Very professional staff and Dr. Maverick knows what he’s doing-Felt at ease through the whole procedure-Glad I used Focal Point-no more glasses-Yea!! —Settled on Premium lens-Working out great for me—been two months"- H.F. / Google / Sep 24, 2021
"The staff at Focal Point Vision were very courteous and friendly and took time to answer all your questions."- S.M. / Google / Sep 21, 2021
"Dr. Maverick performed cataract surgery on me seven years ago and on my wife a year ago. I went to Dr Maverick for a general check up yesterday. Both surgeries were totally successful without any complications, and at age 81 Dr. Maverick gave me an "excellent condition" yesterday. Dr. Maverick is very professional and personable, immediately puts you at ease and explains the procedure. His staff who performed initial testing were also excellent. Strongly recommend.."- D.&. / Google / Sep 17, 2021
"I feel assured that I am receiving the best vision/glaucoma care at FPV. My recent laser surgery was very successful."- G.F. / Google / Sep 09, 2021
HOW IS IT DONE?
The KDB goniotomy is done as an outpatient procedure at our San Antonio, TX office. Before we begin, we will administer IV sedation to keep you calm and comfortable during the treatment. We will also utilize numbing eye drops to fully desensitize the area. Once you are relaxed and ready, one of our eye surgeons will create a tiny incision into the cornea. The area within is then inflated slightly with a special medical-grade fluid to create optimal visual success. The Kahook Dual Blade is then inserted, which provides two functions: to remove a tiny section of the trabecular meshwork and enlarge the drainage area.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR THE KAHOOK DUAL BLADE?
If you're ready to receive high-quality treatment for your glaucoma and see clearly again, get in touch with Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX. Our board-certified ophthalmologists will carefully assess your eyes to determine if you could be an ideal candidate for the Kahook Dual Blade technique to control IOP and reduce your glaucoma symptoms. To learn more about the risks and benefits of this approach, call our office and speak to a member of our team.