Glaucoma treatment has traditionally required patients to use multiple types of prescription eye drops for the rest of their lives, and sometimes undergo complex and invasive eye surgery.
Technology has always played an important role in eye care. Today, this includes managing your mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma, because now we are able to add another step to your cataract surgery allowing treatment of your open-angle glaucoma in a completely new way. This is important because once diagnosed, you and most patients like you will spend the rest of your lives putting one, two or even three different kinds of drops in every day.
Unfortunately, all of these drops will not only be inconvenient, but potentially very expensive. The iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent is designed to reduce your eye pressure and you can have it done at the same time you have cataract surgery.