The iStent Procedure

Your Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity to Have Your Glaucoma & Cataracts Addressed at the Same Time

If you’ve been managing your glaucoma symptoms with medication, and now are preparing for cataract surgery, iStent® may be an ideal option for you. iStent® is a tiny implant that’s 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 procedure1
• iStent® has an excellent safety profile1
• iStent® is covered by Medicare and most private insurance companies.1

Glaukos® and iStent® are registered trademarks of Glaukos Corporation

iStent® — Designed to Reduce IOP in Mild-to-Moderate Glaucoma
iStent® is indicated for use in conjunction with cataract surgery for the reduction of IOP in adult patients with mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma currently treated with ocular hypotensive medication. Key advantages to using the device during cataract surgery include:

MINIMAL INVASIVENESS

Performed at the time of cataract surgery, requiring no additional incisions other than those needed for cataract surgery itself.

DIRECTLY IMPROVES THE PHYSIOLOGICAL OUTFLOW

Creates a bypass through the primary blockage site (trabecular meshwork).

EXCELLENT SAFETY PROFILE

The overall incidence of adverse events of performing cataract surgery with iStent® are comparable to performing cataract surgery alone.

RAPID RECOVERY TIME

Patient recovery time is usually rapid, which allows a return to normal activities.

POSITIVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

Clinical studies show that most patients experience a reduction in IOP and a reduction in reliance on glaucoma medication.

Learn more about Glaucoma on the Glaukos site.