Alternatives include the standard glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy), but this carries more risk than the iStent procedure.
If the eye pressure remains elevated despite medical therapy then there is a risk that your vision will deteriorate.
In general, the iStent implantation does not increase the risk of a cataract operation. There is a small risk of the eye becoming inflamed and developing an infection, so you will be given anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops to use after the operation to prevent this. A very small amount of bleeding inside the eye might occur during the operation but this resolves within
Unfortunately not. Neither will it bring back any lost vision.
No, the Istent will not cure your glaucoma. However, it may prevent your glaucoma from getting worse by lowering your eye pressure. The iStent can also reduce your use of eye drops for glaucoma.
Same drops as after cataract surgery, I may also adjust your glaucoma medication.
Every glaucoma surgeon is using the devices that work better for them. I chose to use the iStent after careful consideration and I am getting very good results with it. However, I will consider another device, if it proves to be safe and effective.
The iStent is not recommended for certain types of glaucoma. I will discuss your suitability at the preoperative visit.
No, all surgeries are day cases
Yes, it is safe for MRI scanners