Make Treating Your Glaucoma A Part of Treating Your Cataract
iStent works like the stents used to prevent heart attacks and strokes. When blood vessels get clogged, a stent creates access to the vessel flow.
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 world’s tiniest medical device – the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent – is 20,000 times smaller than the intraocular lens (IOL) your doctor will use to replace your cataracts. But the size of iStent is only part of its story. 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, iStent will begin working to safely and effectively manage your eye pressure. Because of iStent, you may experience a reduction in glaucoma medications but this will be at the discretion of your doctor.
How iStent Works
Source: Glaukos Corporation, Changing Perspectives
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www.glaukos.com, Reference iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent; Directions for Use, Part #45-0074, Laguna Hills, Calif. Glaukos Corporation