Goniotomy is a minimally invasive surgical option for patient with glaucoma to help lower intraocular eye pressure. The surgery is removing a section of trabecular tissue (first layer of the natural drain system) to allow the fluid a better outflow system causing the pressure to lower.
Elevated intraocular pressures that may lead to glaucoma damage of the optic nerve was discussed with the patient at length. Treatment options including observation, eye drops, laser, stent surgery, and incisional surgery were discussed with the patient. Patients who have goniotomy procedure often still need further medical or surgical treatment for their intraocular pressure and that they would require regular follow up of their condition with an eye care physician.