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Glaucoma & Cataract Surgery

By Francis D'Ambrosio, Jr., M.D.

About Cataracts, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma & iStent®
Cataract patients with glaucoma have the option of a new treatment option at D'Ambrosio Eye Care. The eye surgeons at D'Ambrosio Eye Care perform Cataract Surgery in conjunction with the implantation of the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent as a treatment option to reduce eye pressure for Cataract patients with glaucoma. Using iStent® can better help cataract patients with glaucoma need to use fewer eye drops for their glaucoma treatment and possibly eliminate the need to use prescription eye drops at all.

The iStent® is FDA-approved for use in conjunction with cataract surgery to reduce eye pressure in adult patients with mild-to moderate open-angle glaucoma currently being treated with glaucoma medicine. In clinical trials, iStent® has been shown to safely reduce eye pressure, which is the primary cause of open-angle glaucoma.

®is an important advancement in preserving eye health and vision. iStent® is very tiny-microscopic- in size and allows eye surgeons to implant it without adding too much time during cataract surgery and without patients even being aware of it in the eye.