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.
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"I had my first consultation 4/5/21 w/ Dr. Lehmann. His staff was phenomenal; they were professional and treated me with care and respect. I am very pleased with Dr. Lehman’s diagnosis and care plan for my situation. I don’t give out exemplary comments unless they are deserving of them. I can say that I highly recommend Focal Point Vision, Dr. Lehmann, and all of his staff! 5 Stars!"- C.H. / Google / Apr 07, 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.