iStent for Glaucoma

iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass: An exciting new glaucoma technology for patients requiring cataract surgery.

Today, almost every aspect of vision is connected to a product or procedure that was not available even ten short years ago. Today, this includes managing mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma: because now we are able to add another step to cataract surgery that allows us to treat open-angle glaucoma in a completely new way.

The world’s tiniest medical device - iStent - is 20,000 times smaller than the intraocular lenses (IOL) used in cataract surgery. This technology is designed to reduce the pressure caused by the buildup of fluid within the eye. Too much fluid raises pressure, which can cause the gradual loss of vision. And while glaucoma moves slowly, its damage is irreparable to your eye.