Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Glaucoma Stents with Cataract Surgery

If you are a having cataract surgery and are also being treated for glaucoma, there is a specialized glaucoma treatment option using micro-stents that might be helpful for you. Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) utilizes tiny stents to help control the eye pressure or intraocular pressure. Most patients with glaucoma are treated with eye drops to lower their pressure, have laser treatments for glaucoma ad if necessary have surgery for glaucoma treatment. The problem with eye drops for glaucoma is that patients often just don’t use their eye drops as carefully and frequently as they are supposed to. In fact, patient compliance with glaucoma eye drops may be as low as 50% after the first year of glaucoma treatment and thus additional treatment options such as laser treatment for glaucoma of MIGS might be a better way for some patients to keep their eye pressure under control.

iStent(R) by Glaukos
If you or someone you know is having cataract surgery and is also being treated for glaucoma you may wish to learn about micro-invasive glaucoma stents as an option at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham by calling 205-930-0930, visiting Alabama Eye & Cataract Center or www.facebook.com/michelsonlaservision.

Michelson Laser Vision and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center are leading eye care centers in Birmingham located at UAB-Highlands, 1201 11th Avenue S, Suite 501, Birmingham, Alabama 35205