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A New Era and New Treatment for Glaucoma Patients

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Aug 14, 2012 6:44:00 PM

The iStent is a Promising New Treatment for Glaucoma Patients that also Need Cataract Surgery

It is a promising era for glaucoma patients.  On June 25, 2012, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent System, Model GTS100R/L.  The iStent is the first device ever approved to be used in conjunction with cataract surgery for adults with moderate open angle glaucoma.   

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Topics: Glaucoma, Glaucoma Treatment, Eye Pressure, iStent, Glaucoma Surgery

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