Proven safe and effective, the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass:
- Is implanted during cataract surgery
- Spares important eye tissue that is often damaged by traditional surgeries
- Does not limit treatment options that could help maintain your vision in the future
iStent is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA. It is placed in your eye during cataract surgery and is so small that you won’t be able to see or feel it after the procedure is over. iStent is designed to create a permanent opening in your trabecular meshwork, and works continuously to improve the outflow of fluid from your eyes to help control eye pressure. If Dr. Vold determines you are a candidate for the iStent and it is implanted during your cataract surgery, it will begin to manage your eye pressure immediately. And with the iStent implanted, you may experience a reduction in glaucoma medications.