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What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a common eye disease that leads to vision loss and blindness. The condition causes damage to your optic nerve due to abnormally high eye pressure.
This occurs when the eye’s drainage system is not functioning properly. The eye’s fluid (aqueous humor) drains through an angle between the iris and cornea. When this angle is open but the eye’s fluid does not drain correctly, it’s called open-angle glaucoma. Closed-angle glaucoma occurs when the angle is blocked, which rapidly increases eye pressure and constitutes a medical emergency.
Open-angle glaucoma is a gradual eye disease, and many people have no idea they have the condition until their side vision is damaged. This form of glaucoma is typically caught early through comprehensive eye exams at TRES VISION Group. There are various treatments designed to slow glaucoma progression, but once vision is affected, no medication or surgery can restore your eyesight.
What is a stent?
The stent trabecular micro-bypass is FDA-approved to treat open-angle glaucoma. The minimally invasive device is implanted in the eye to increase aqueous humor outflow and lower eye pressure. The stent is a tiny titanium device placed during cataract surgery through the trabecular meshwork and Schlemm’s canal. The trabecular meshwork is a spongy tissue and one of the main structures involved in the drainage angle. This tissue is where the fluid faces the greatest resistance, increasing eye pressure if the outflow is slow or inadequate. Schlemm’s canal is a circular system that collects the eye’s fluid flowing from the trabecular meshwork and directs it into the veins of your eye.
The stent improves fluid drainage and lowers your eye pressure to normal limits by restoring a functional angle. It can eliminate the need for standard treatments such as eye drops.
The stent is placed during cataract surgery to relieve Intraocular Pressure (IOP). Essentially it is a small tube used to allow fluids to pass. If you’re the right candidate for the stent you’ll experience a reduce dependency on glaucoma medication and corrective lenses.
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Benefits for Glaucoma
You Won’t See or Feel It
Treat your open-angle glaucoma in a way that will make you forget it ever existed. Patients will not see or feel the device once placed in their eye. You can have an stent placed during your cataract surgery. It only makes sense to take care of your glaucoma and face one less eye concern.
CUT YOUR EYE DROP DEPENDENCE
Reduced Need For Daily Eye Drops
You will spend the rest of your life putting one, two or even three different kinds of drops in every day. Unfortunately, all of these drops will not only be inconvenient but potentially very expensive. By having an stent placed the pressure in your eyes will be controlled, eliminating the need for multiple eye drop applications.
FEWER RISK THAN TRADITIONAL GLAUCOMA MANAGEMENT
Cut Back on Challenges and Problems
You won’t need to depend on glasses or glaucoma medication after placement of the stent as it controls the IOP of the eye. Unlike other glaucoma management solutions, the stent results in fewer problems for you following the procedure.
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Reduced Dependency on Glasses
A stent will allow you to see more clearly and escape the aggravation that comes with wearing glasses. The stent controls your glaucoma by creating a drainage passway and reducing pressure in the eye. You will likely be able to see without glasses, or with a lowered dependency on glasses, following the placement of the stent.
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Where is the stent placed?
The stent is placed in Schlemm’s canal, a placement that allows for drainage and proper management of pressure within the eye. It is placed through an incision made in the cornea.
How long will my vision be blurry after an stent procedure?
You experience may vary from other patients, but expect to notice blurred vision for up to two weeks following the procedure. You might experience swelling of the eye or the appearance of irritation as well. Get in contact with your ophthalmologist if your vision remains blurry for more than two weeks following your procedure.
How does stent work?
The stent creates an area where the pressure can be released in the eye to keep blockages or clogs from building up. This creates a natural flow in the eyes. This device manages intraocular pressure (IOP) and cuts back on the need for glaucoma-controlling medications.