New technology advancement allows for glaucoma treatment during cataract surgery
St. Cloud Eye Clinic continues to stay on the forefront of technology in eye care with the offering of the iStent, the first FDA-approved device that improves your eye’s natural fluid outflow to lower eye pressure. Proven gentle and effective, the iStent is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA.
The iStent is placed in your eye during cataract surgery and is so small that you won’t be able to see or feel it after the procedure is over. iStent is designed to create a permanent opening in your trabecular meshwork, and works continuously to improve the outflow of fluid from your eyes to help control eye pressure.
Once implanted, iStent will begin working to effectively manage your eye pressure. It may help to reduce your dependency on glaucoma medications.
If you’d like more information about the iStent, talk to your doctor during your next eye exam, or call us at (320) 251-1432.