What to Expect With iStent inject® W
Take a Closer Look at the Procedure
Take Advantage of This Once-in-a-Lifetime Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma Therapy—All in One Procedure
If you have been managing your glaucoma with medication, and are now preparing for cataract surgery, iStent inject® W may be an ideal option for you. iStent inject® W is one of the smallest devices known to be implanted in the human body and it can have remarkable benefits for glaucoma patients with cataracts.
Ask Your Doctor About iStent inject® W Today!
If you have glaucoma and you’re planning on having cataract surgery, you may be a candidate for iStent inject® W. Talk to your doctor today to find out if iStent inject® W is right for you.
What to Expect
Learn what to expect before, during, and after your iStent inject® W procedure.
Before the Procedure
You should continue to use any prescribed eye drops until your procedure, unless directed otherwise by your eye care professional. Before surgery, your eye surgeon will go over all the medications you’re currently taking. Be sure to bring a list of your current medications to your pre-operative appointment and be prepared to answer a few questions regarding your medical history.
During the Procedure
The cataract removal and iStent inject® W procedure are usually performed under local anesthesia. After your surgeon removes your cataracts, he or she will implant the iStent inject® W devices. Once implanted, you will not see or feel the devices.
After the Procedure
iStent inject® W is an outpatient procedure, which means you’ll be able to go home the same day following your surgery. After the procedure, you will likely receive antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops to use. Your ophthalmologist will likely schedule an appointment to see you the day following the surgery.
Recovery time is usually quick, but your doctor may recommend that you take a few days off work and refrain from strenuous activities.
What are the Risk Factors?
The risks associated with performing cataract surgery with the iStent inject® W are similar to those related to performing cataract surgery alone. For more information regarding specific risks associated with your condition, please talk to your eye care professional.
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Are You Considering the iStent inject® W Procedure?
Find out if you are a candidate for iStent inject® W by speaking with an iStent inject® W physician in your area today.
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