Help Manage Glaucoma With iStent®
For patients that have been diagnosed with glaucoma and are now preparing for cataract surgery, iStent® may be a option to help reduce intraocular pressure.
The iStent® is a tiny implant that is inserted into the eye during cataract surgery. This implant helps patients with glaucoma manage their intraocular pressure by creating a permanent bypass through the primary blockage site.
Advantages of iStent®
- Improves the eye’s natural outflow to safely lower the intraocular pressure
- Works continually to improve the natural flow of fluid in your eyes
- Following surgery, most patients are able to maintain normal eye pressure
- The implant is covered by Medicare and most private insurance companies
Smallest Implant in the World
The iStent® is considered to the be world’s smallest medical device that can be implanted into the human body. This is also the firstMicro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) device approved by the FDA for the treatment of glaucoma.
About the Procedure
The iStent procedure is performed during cataract surgery. This is performed under local anesthesia and is considered a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure. The cataract removal will be performed first, followed by the iStent implant being inserted into the eye. Following surgery, patients are prescribed antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops. A follow-up appointment at Precision Vision will be scheduled for the day after surgery. It is recommended to refrain from physical activity and things that could increase the pressure in the eye following surgery.
If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma and are now in need to cataract surgery, contact the experienced team at Precision Vision today. We will discuss your cataract premium lens options and determine the best treatment plan to address both your glaucoma and cataracts.