Glaucoma Treatment


A Microscopic Weapon Against Glaucoma

iStent is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA. It is placed in your eye during cataract surgery and is so small that you won’t be able to see or feel it after the procedure is over. iStent is designed to create a permanent opening in your trabecular meshwork, and works continuously to improve the outflow of fluid from your eyes to help control eye pressure.

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EX-PRESS® Glaucoma Filtration

Effective Glaucoma Treatment with Faster Recovery Time

The EX-PRESS® Glaucoma Filtration Device is a miniature, stainless steel shunt for glaucoma surgery that has been FDA-approved since 2002. About the size of a grain of rice, the Ex-Press shunt is implanted under a small flap created in the sclera and allows the aqueous to bypass the damaged trabecular meshwork and exit the eye more freely to lower IOP.

In a study published in early 2012 that compared implantation of the Ex-Press Glaucoma Filtration Device with conventional trabeculectomy surgery, both procedures provided similar IOP control, but the Ex-Press group had a lower rate of complications and needed less glaucoma medication after surgery.

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