Combined iStent Trabecular Micro-bypass Stent Implantation and Phacoemulsification for Coexistent Open-angle Glaucoma and Cataract
What is iStent?
The iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass stent is a new surgical therapy for glaucoma that is designed to improve aqueous outflow to safely lower IOP and may reduce medication burden; but this will be at the discretion of your physician.
iStent is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA and is placed in your eye during cataract surgery. It is so small, you won’t be able to see or feel it after surgery but it will be continuously working to help reduce your eye pressure.
How can iStent help me?
Every day, you are probably taking one or more eye drops to control your eye pressure. By improving the outflow of fluid from your eyes, iStent works to help control your eye pressure. After implantation of iStent, many patients are able to control their eye pressure.
Controlling eye pressure is extremely important to reduce the risk for vision loss due to glaucoma. If you forget to take your eye drops or skip a dose, your eye pressure will go up and large changes in eye pressure can increases the risk for vision loss.
If you have both glaucoma and cataracts, ask us if iStent is right for you.
Dr. Susan Fromer has been using this state of the art technology and has had wonderful success.
For more information, contact us at our main number; 212-832-9228