Treating Your Glaucoma
While it’s a highly innovative technology, how iStent® works is elegantly simple.
If you have glaucoma, over time your eye’s natural drainage system becomes clogged. iStent® creates a permanent opening through the blockage to improve the eye’s natural fluid outflow. By improving the outflow of fluid in your eye, iStent® is designed to lower and control the pressure within your eye.
The iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent is 20,000 times smaller than the intraocular lens (IOL) your doctor will use to replace your cataracts. By increasing your eye’s ability to drain fluid, this technology is designed to improve the aqueous outflow to safely lower your eye pressure.
If you are a candidate for the iStent® then your surgeon can implant it during your cataract surgery procedure. Once implanted, the iStent® will begin working to safely and effectively manage your eye pressure.
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