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iStent®

Kalamazoo Ophthalmology is pleased to offer glaucoma patients the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass.  This new technology improves your eye’s natural fluid outflow to safely lower eye pressure by creating a permanent opening in the trabecular meshwork.


Proven safe and effective, the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass:

  • Is implanted during cataract surgery
  • Spares important eye tissue that is often damaged by traditional surgeries
  • Does not limit treatment options that could help maintain your vision in the future

iStent® is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA. It is placed in your eye during cataract surgery and is so small that you won’t be able to see or feel it after the procedure is over. iStent® is designed to create a permanent opening in your trabecular meshwork, and works continuously to improve the outflow of fluid from your eyes to help control eye pressure.

After a thorough examination, Dr. Higgins will determine if iStent® is an appropriate procedure for you.

For more information about the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass visit www.glaukos.com.