The iStent® Procedure
Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma Therapy All-In-One Procedure
Implanted during cataract surgery, iStent® can effectively lower IOP (intraocular pressure), one of the most important risk factors for glaucoma, and may reduce your reliance on glaucoma medication at the discretion of a Traverse City Eye doctor.
iStent® is not only the smallest medical implant known to be implanted in the human body – it also started a revolution in glaucoma surgery and treatment as the first Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery device. This tiny implant has helped thousands of people with glaucoma successfully manage their intraocular pressure. By taking advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity during cataract surgery, you can help address both of these conditions at the same time.
Open Your Eyes to a World of Possibilities
- With iStent®, most patients are able to maintain normal eye pressure after the procedure
- iStent® has an excellent safety profile
- iStent® is covered by Medicare and most private insurance companies.
Talk to one of our eye care professionals today to see if iStent® is right for you.
CyPass® Micro-Stent – Another All-In-One Procedure Option
Just like with iStent®, a CyPass® Micro-Stent can address your eye pressure at the time of cataract surgery, in one combined procedure, and may even reduce your need for eye drops. It may even reduce your need for glaucoma medication. If you’re ready for cataract surgery and are currently using medication to manage your mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma, CyPass® Micro-Stent could be just what you need.
Think of the fluid build-up in your eye as a clogged drain. CyPass® Micro-Stent is like a tiny pipe that keeps the pathway open, so the fluid can drain the way it is supposed to. The device also has many little holes on its surface, to increase the drainage even more.
Consult with TC Eye to see if CyPass® is the right option for you.
Request an appointment with the board-certified ophthalmologists at Traverse City Eye for the best in glaucoma treatment and care. You can trust our caring eye doctors as thousands of Grand Traverse area residents and beyond have for many years!