WHAT IS the iStent?
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) techniques have come a long way in recent years, allowing our board-certified ophthalmologists the ability to reduce intraocular eye pressure (IOP) effectively. One of these approaches is the iStent Micro-Bypass device, the world's smallest implantable medical piece that works by providing a pathway for drainage through the trabecular meshwork of the eye. This MIGS procedure is intended for individuals who have both cataracts and glaucoma. Patients with open-angle glaucoma usually get the best results. Get in touch with Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX to schedule a consultation.
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HOW IS THE ISTENT DONE?
Typically performed alongside cataract surgery, the implantation of the iStent is done as an outpatient procedure at Focal Point Vision. Before we begin the treatment, your eyes will be numbed with eye drops, and you may be given a mild sedative to ensure your comfort. For individuals who are having cataract surgery in conjunction with their iStent implant, our ophthalmologists use the same opening to perform both procedures. Its placement within the trabecular meshwork helps with the aqueous flow in the eye and lowers IOP, which can reduce a patient's reliance on glaucoma eye drops and other medications.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR THE ISTENT?
Imagining a life without having to worry about or suffer from glaucoma is now possible. At Focal Point Vision, our board-certified ophthalmologists offer minimally invasive solutions to improve your ocular health and preserve the quality of your vision. To find out if you could be an ideal candidate for the iStent or another glaucoma surgery, get in touch with our San Antonio, TX facility, and schedule a consultation.