Check out our patient stories to hear from others with glaucoma from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
Barbara was diagnosed with glaucoma and cataracts eight years ago. For many years she was able to manage her glaucoma with drops. However, she became concerned when her glaucoma began to worsen and she experienced double vision. It wasn’t until recently that Barbara discovered iStent inject® W as an effective way to reduce eye pressure.
A 66-year-old active retiree, Bill loves spending his days playing basketball, tennis, and golf. When he was diagnosed with glaucoma, he became worried that any potential vision loss could impact his ability to play his favorite sports. As someone with a family history of glaucoma, Bill knows firsthand the devastating vision loss that glaucoma can cause if left untreated. So when he also began developing cataracts, his ophthalmologist introduced him to iStent inject® W, one of the world’s smallest implantable devices that can have remarkable benefits for glaucoma patients with cataracts.
Michael first noticed changes to his vision eight years ago when he began seeing black spots while driving. He visited a local ophthalmologist, who decided to run some tests. Shortly thereafter he was diagnosed with glaucoma and cataracts. This ultimately led to another health discovery – Michael had diabetes. Overwhelmed by both diagnoses, he put his busy life on hold and sought treatment for his deteriorating vision.
As a retired nurse, Teresa has had a great deal of experience in the operating room. Always helping others, she was surprised when the tables turned, and she was diagnosed with glaucoma.
Over the years, Sandra managed her glaucoma with various medications, surgeries, and treatments. Then recently, when the opportunity to treat her glaucoma during cataract surgery arose, she jumped at the chance.
As an avid golfer, Carol noticed her golf game was struggling, she made an appointment with a glaucoma specialist, where she learned her cataracts worsened. That’s when her doctor suggested cataract surgery and iStent inject® W.
When Sue was diagnosed with glaucoma, she was concerned her condition could impact her busy life — so she went to visit her former student, a trusted ophthalmologist, to find a solution.
After being diagnosed with glaucoma, John worried his condition could impact his career. Not wanting his work and personal life to suffer, John knew it was time to look into treatment options.
As a practicing optometrist, Dr. David Kordish is no stranger to identifying patients with eye disease. So when he noticed his own eyes were red and irritated, he knew it was time to have them checked.
A few years ago, Connie noticed her vision was becoming blurry and assumed she needed a stronger prescription for her glasses. After visiting her eye doctor, she learned she was living with glaucoma.
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