Glaucoma Surgery

MIGS (Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery)

The Vision Care Center now offers a multitude of surgeries that are quicker and safer than the traditional trabeculectomy surgery for glaucoma. Once diagnosed with glaucoma, you will spend the rest of your life taking one, two, or even three different prescription eye drops. Unfortunately, you will need to use these drops every day, which will not only be inconvenient but potentially very expensive. The older trabeculectomy surgery is an effective surgery, but it can cause multiple complications. The MIGS procedures are a safer alternative to help decrease the burden of using eye drops and treat glaucoma.

Xen Stent

Glaucoma develops as the eye’s natural drainage system shuts down.  This raises the eye pressure, causing glaucoma. The Xen Stent is a gel stent that bypasses the natural drainage system. It creates a secondary drainage to help lower eye pressure. It is a quick, effective surgery. At The Vision Care Center, the Xen Stent is the most effective MIGS procedure for anyone with insufficient glaucoma control.

iStent and Hydrus stent

The iStent and Hydrus are microscopic stents designed to expand and improve the function of the eye’s natural drainage. They are injected inside the eye during surgery, and patients are unable to feel them. They are indicated for mild to moderate glaucoma patients currently using glaucoma eye drops. They have the ability to decrease the amount of drops that a patient takes or just to help decrease eye pressure in conjunction with the eye drops.

Learn more about iStent

An Exciting Technology For The Treatment Of Glaucoma

The Vision Care Center is now able to add another step to your cataract surgery that allows your glaucoma to be treated in a completely new way with an iStent Trabecular Micro Bypass Stent. This is important because once diagnosed with glaucoma, you and most patients like you will spend the rest of your lives taking one, two or even three different prescription eye drops. Unfortunately, you will need to use these drops every day, which will not only be inconvenient but potentially very expensive. The iStent Trabecular Micro Bypass Stent can help with this, and you can have it done at the same time you have cataract surgery.

What is iStent?

iStent is the smallest medical device approved by the FDA and is placed during cataract surgery. It is invisible to the naked eye, and patients are unable to feel it. It is designed to create a permanent opening in a part of the eye called the trabecular meshwork to improve the outflow of fluid from your eyes to help control eye pressure. It is indicated for mild to moderate open angle glaucoma patients currently using glaucoma eye drops.

Please click on this link to The American Academy of Ophthalmology for further information:

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/glaucoma-treatment

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