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(La Jolla, CA)– Eye Center of La Jolla, a premier vision care practice serving the residents of Southern California, has introduced an innovative treatment to their facility that has the potential to help patients suffering from glaucoma. The practice is now offering canaloplasty treatments, which are minimally-invasive procedures aimed at relieving pressure in the eye. More information about Eye Center of La Jolla and the canaloplasty procedure are available at the practice’s website at
Shervin Alborzian, the ophthalmologist at the helm of Eye Center of La Jolla, stated “Glaucoma is a serious eye disease and the leading cause of blindness. While glaucoma isn’t curable, it’s important for patients to know that it is treatable. Unfortunately, many glaucoma treatments that have been used in the past were risky and invasive with no promise of effectiveness. This is why we are excited to introduce canaloplasty as a treatment option for our patients suffering with glaucoma symptoms. Utilizing microcatheter technology, we’re able to help patients regain their ability to drain fluid from their eye so that there is a sustained reduction of eye pressure.”
At glaucoma patients can discover how canaloplasty can help them achieve real and lasting relief from their symptoms. To perform a canaloplasty, Dr. Alborzian gains access to a canal in the eye via a tiny incision. He then uses a microcatheter to move the canal around the iris and enlarge the main drainage channel, which remains open because of a tightened suture placed within it. By opening the canal, the pressure inside the eye can be relieved. The minimally-invasive canaloplasty procedure carries less risk of post-operative complications and does not eliminate the possibility of future treatment alternatives.
As Alborzian continued, “At Eye Center of La Jolla, we value the relationships we have with our patients. It is for this reason that we strive to stay on the cutting edge of medicine, always bringing them the most innovative treatment options. Doing so allows us to ensure that we always give our patients our very best, which is exactly what they deserve.”
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About Eye Center of La Jolla:
Dr. Alborzian was trained and believes in the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship in Boston, Massachusetts, where the practice of medicine is taught in its classical form. He holds a trusting and personal relationship between the doctor and the patient as the foundation for making the correct diagnosis and providing a treatment plan. For Dr. Alborzian, surgery is a privilege of the trust that patients place in him to help them with their eye conditions.