WHAT IS AN iSTENT?
The iStent is the first and only MIGS (Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery) device approved by the FDA. It is a tiny device that creates a bypass between the front part of your eye and its natural drainage pathway to restore your eye’s natural ability to drain fluid. Unlike eyedrops or other medications that require regular doses, iStent is a medical device that is designed to work continuously.
The iStent device is inserted into the eye during cataract surgery, and is so small, you will not be able to see or feel it. If you are currently using medication to manage glaucoma, and may need cataract surgery, the iStent could be an ideal option. Talk to Dr. Crenshaw and Dr. Belani today to find out if you are a candidate for the iStent