iStent is the smallest medical device ever implanted in the human body and is a good option for patients who have been managing their glaucoma with medication but are now needing cataract surgery. A tiny implant that is inserted during cataract surgery, iStent can lower IOP and reduce your reliance on glaucoma medication.
The iStent works by creating a bypass between the front part of your eye and its natural drainage pathway to increase the flow of fluid. By creating a permanent bypass through the primary blockage site (trabecular meshwork), iStent® is designed to:
• Improve your eye’s natural outflow to safely lower intraocular pressure
• Work continuously to improve the natural flow of fluid in your eyes
Watch a video about iStent®