Summit Eye Center Blog
New Glaucoma Treatment at Summit Eye Center
Summit Eye Center continues to provide the most current treatment options to our patients with Dr. Skelsey’s first Glaukos iStent inject cases being preformed last week. In doing so, our patients are among the first in the Midwest to receive this exciting new glaucoma treatment.
The iStent inject is the smallest medical device known to be implanted in the human body. It is a heparin coated titanium stent that facilitates the outflow of fluid through the eye’s natural outflow pathway. With this procedure, two stents are placed in the eye in conjunction with traditional cataract surgery.
The goal of this treatment is to better control a patient’s intraocular pressure, IOP. In doing so, it may allow a patient to reduce the number of medications required to treat their glaucoma or prevent the need to add an additional medication.