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.
"Dr. Maverick and Daughtry have been very good to me As well as the staff."- W.H. / Google / Jun 29, 2021
"I was tense and apprehensive for my first lens but the most discomfort I felt was just me being nervous. These folks took such good care of me I thought I was around family, even the follow ups - it is a nice feeling. Did I say yet that I can see at 20/20 or better and read all that nasty little print I have been avoiding for years! Let me finally suggest getting your house cleaned before you get this done - everything is brighter and whiter, no more yellow ting that you didn't even realize was there. Just do it, the technology is solid and these folks will treat you right!"- L.Z. / Google / Jun 28, 2021
"Doctor Maverick is an excellent surgeon. He has taken care my cornea transplant."- L.Z. / Google / Jun 17, 2021
"Everything runs smoothly from the minute you walk in the door. Reception staff is efficient and friendly, as are the personnel guiding patients through the exam and treatment. Each step of the process is explained thoroughly."- D.P. / Google / Jun 15, 2021
"Dr. Conner was great and so was the front staff. Excellent customer service."- R.M. / Google / Jun 15, 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.
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.