New Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery Device Now at FES

New: iTrack Advance for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Florida Eye Specialists is the first private practice in North Florida to utilize the iTrack Advance, a cutting-edge surgical device to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in adult patients with primary open-angle glaucoma. It can be used during minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) or in combination with cataract surgery. 

The iTrack Advance Canaloplasty Device helps control a glaucoma patient’s eye pressure while lessening their medication burden. It combines the world’s only illuminated canaloplasty microcatheter, handheld injector and custom cannula to offer an implant-free, tissue-sparing option for surgery. Another benefit of the device is that it can be combined with cataract surgery, and it will not affect or alter visual outcome.

Glaucoma Innovation at Florida Eye Specialists

“The iTrack Advance is the latest in a long line of groundbreaking advancements we’ve brought to our practice to better serve our patients,” said Dr. Rajesh Shetty, an ophthalmologist, CEO and managing partner of Florida Eye Specialists.

Dr. Shetty explained that the team has served as investigators for many of the latest glaucoma treatments, including the medication Rocklatan, the medication device iDose, and the surgical device the XEN Gel Stent. The dedicated doctors at Florida Eye Specialists also use the latest diagnostic glaucoma device Olleyes and started in AI in glaucoma.

Meet Our Glaucoma Specialists

Several of our dedicated glaucoma specialists completed training on the iTrack Advance to ensure their proficiency and expertise in delivering this advanced treatment to patients.

Dr. Rajesh Shetty

Rajesh Shetty, M.D., is a board-certified, double fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and glaucoma surgeries. He served on the clinical staff of the Mayo Clinic for more than 7 years as an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology before founding Florida Eye Specialists in 2009.

Dr. Kenzo Koike

Kenzo J. Koike, M.D., is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in the medical and surgical management of complex cataracts and glaucoma, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

Dr. Kathryn Freidl

Kathryn B. Freidl, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and glaucoma surgery. She completed a medical and surgical fellowship in glaucoma at the prestigious Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, the largest glaucoma diagnosis and treatment center in the country.

Dr. Omar Gayasaddin

Omar Gayasaddin, D.O., is a board-certified, fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist. Before joining Florida Eye Specialists, he served as an assistant professor in the Ophthalmology department at the University of Florida.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Glaucoma Consultants

Advances in technology, the development of new equipment, and more sophisticated eye surgery techniques mean that glaucoma surgery today is rapid, safe, and can help to treat this disabling condition. 

If you have open-angle glaucoma and previous medications or surgery have not worked to help lower your eye pressure, it’s time to explore options to help preserve your sight. Our glaucoma specialists will listen to your symptoms and discuss all your options for glaucoma treatment. Schedule an appointment today.