Newsom Eye glaucoma specialists offer a variety of advanced treatment options including MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) which includes the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass. This procedure is designed to help cataract surgery patients who are also affected by mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma. After an intraocular lens (IOL) has been implanted during cataract surgery, the surgeon can then insert the iStent to help reduce pressure and slow the progression of glaucoma to allow better drainage of excess liquid from the eye.
The iStent implant is designed to treat glaucoma without causing eye irritation or harming surrounding tissue. This device optimizes fluid outflow by creating a permanent opening through the blockage to improve the eye’s natural drainage of excess fluid. Studies show a significant decrease in intraocular pressure after surgery.
With the specialty glaucoma treatment options offered at Newsom Eye, it is possible to reduce, and even eliminate, the need for expensive medications to control glaucoma. Early detection can aid to prevent vision loss and preserve your current vision to maintain your NEWSOM EYES!