WHAT IS EXPRESS SHUNT?
While a trabeculectomy was the most recognized solution for glaucoma for many years, advancements in the ocular industry have led to the development of a range of minimally invasive services to address the optical nerve and prevent the spread of the disease. At Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, our board-certified ophthalmologists are pleased to offer the ExPRESS Shunt to individuals with glaucoma to control their intraocular pressure (IOP). Candidates who can benefit the most from this treatment are those who experienced no relief from eye drops and require more intense care.
"Focal Point Vision has provided excellent care for me. I came to them for cataract surgery and the doctors and staff have done a wonderful job, not only with the eye surgery and follow up, but also in helping me understand my available options. I have no hesitation in recommending them."- J.M. / Google / Oct 23, 2021
"I got to say that this is one great place for anyone that has eye problems you can't put a price on your vision they treat you like a person they're there for you from the beginning they make you feel special the staff is super nice and carrying I have seen a couple of eye doctors that couldn't diagnose my eye problem the first day I went they diagnosed my problem they set up the appointment right away I was blind after cataract surgery in my left eye for six months you don't know how it feels when you're used to seeing with both eyes and then losing your sight in one but thanks to the doctor and staff I am gaining my sight back slowly but surely it is like getting a second chance when you feel that there is no hope here is the place to go I highly recommended you will not regret it they will do everything possible to give you back your vision And by the way I want to thank dr. Lehmann couldn't ask for a better doctor"- J.H. / Google / Sep 29, 2021
"Very professional staff and Dr. Maverick knows what he’s doing-Felt at ease through the whole procedure-Glad I used Focal Point-no more glasses-Yea!! —Settled on Premium lens-Working out great for me—been two months"- H.F. / Google / Sep 24, 2021
"The staff at Focal Point Vision were very courteous and friendly and took time to answer all your questions."- S.M. / Google / Sep 21, 2021
"Dr. Maverick performed cataract surgery on me seven years ago and on my wife a year ago. I went to Dr Maverick for a general check up yesterday. Both surgeries were totally successful without any complications, and at age 81 Dr. Maverick gave me an "excellent condition" yesterday. Dr. Maverick is very professional and personable, immediately puts you at ease and explains the procedure. His staff who performed initial testing were also excellent. Strongly recommend.."- D.&. / Google / Sep 17, 2021
HOW IS IT DONE?
This device works to create a scleral channel to allow fluid to drain from the eye. To execute a procedure with the ExPRESS Shunt, we will properly position the eye to prevent blinking and apply anesthetic drops to make the process as comfortable as possible. Once you are fully numb, we will then create a small flap into the eye roughly 3mm in width. The ExPRESS Shunt device is then inserted through the opening and closed. After your treatment is finished, we will apply a bandage contact lens and give you detailed healing instructions for you to follow. As soon as you have fully healed, you should be able to notice a wonderful change to your vision and overall health.
ExPRESS shunt FAQ
Is an ExPRESS shunt safe?
There have been numerous scientific studies and reviews conducted on the ExPRESS shunt with all supporting a high degree of safety and efficacy.
What is the ExPRESS shunt made of?
The ExPRESS shunt is made of medical-grade stainless steel.
Is the ExPRESS shunt better than a traditional trabeculectomy?
Trabeculectomy is still considered the standard treatment for uncontrolled glaucoma; however, studies have shown that the ExPRESS shunt was more effective in controlling intraocular pressure (IOP) without medication for up to three years after a trabeculectomy.
Can an ExPRESS eye shunt be removed?
Yes, it is a fairly simple procedure to remove an ExPRESS eye shunt.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR EXPRESS SHUNT?
At Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, our board-certified ophthalmologists offer innovative and minimally invasive surgeries to address glaucoma and prevent the disease from worsening. If you think you may have glaucoma, schedule a consultation at our office to find out if the ExPRESS Shunt or another technique could be the solution you need to restore your vision and eye health.