The iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent is the smallest implant in all of medicine. It may be implanted at the time of cataract surgery to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with mild to moderate glaucoma. The iStent is placed in the trabecular meshwork, creating a path for fluid to drain into the eye’s natural drainage system. Your surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for this surgery. If this surgery doesn’t succeed in lowering intraocular pressure, other glaucoma surgeries, like trabeculectomy, may be performed subsequently if needed.
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