OMNI™ Surgical System at LondonOC
The OMNI Surgical System helps an ophthalmologist “unclog the sink”, or relieve pressure buildup in the eye, by removing unnecessary blockages.
See what's possible with the OMNI™ Surgical System
There are many benefits in opting for the OMNI Surgical System:
- Implant free procedure
- Safe, simple and minimally invasive
- May reduce or end the use of drops
- Can be done at the same time as cataract surgery with no added recovery time
- Can be performed as a solo procedure with minimal recovery time (similar to cataract surgery)
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve transfers visual information from the eye to the brain and if it's damaged, it can result in sight loss and even blindness.
When fluid builds up in the front part of your eye, it increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve.
Most people experience no symptoms in the early stages and the only way to know if you have glaucoma is to have an eye test. If it's not treated, glaucoma may lead to irreversible sight loss and even blindness.
Glaucoma is similar to a clog in the kitchen sink. When the eye's natural drainage system is blocked, intraocular pressure rises, leading to optic nerve damage and vision problems as serious as blindness.
From eye drops to surgery, your doctor can help you understand the various treatment options for glaucoma. The OMNI Surgical System is a minimally invasive surgical option which aims to reduce the pressure in the eye.
"Minimally invasive" means that tiny incisions and/or microscopic equipment are used. These procedures are generally safer compared to traditionally invasive surgery.
The OMNI Surgical System helps unclog the sink, or relieve the pressure buildup in the eye, by removing unnecessary blockages at all possible areas of blockage so that fluid drains more easily from the eye. Less resistance to fluid leaving the eye means less pressure on the optic nerve. Keeping pressure down may be key to preventing further damage to the optic nerve and preserving your vision.
How the OMNI Surgical System acts to address glaucoma:
OMNI improves the natural flow of fluid across all points with a simple procedure.
Just like a clogged sink, a blockage can occur at several parts of your eye's natural drainage system.
Drain Cover - Point 1 OMNI removes the specialised tissue that can act like a clogged drain cover.
Sink Pipe - Point 2 OMNI enlarges the drainage canal, creating more room and relieving pressure inside the eye.
House Plumbing - Point 3 OMNI delivers delivers a safe, unique fluid (called viscoelastic) to the channel to clear the plumbing.
“I was excited to hear there is a new implant-free, minimally invasive option with OMNI Surgical System and decided to have the procedure done as soon as I could.”
"It was great to learn more about glaucoma and how I can take an active role in my treatment decisions".