iStent inject® is not only the world’s smallest medical implant known to be implanted in the human body – it’s also part of a revolution in glaucoma treatment as one of the early Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) devices approved for use in Australia. Today the original iStent and iStent inject® have been implanted in over 200,000 eyes around the world, with more and more patients benefiting from the iStent inject®procedure every day.
HOW iSTENT inject® WORKS
Implanted during cataract surgery, iStent inject® works by creating
a bypass between the front part of the eye and its natural drainage pathway to increase the flow of fluid (A). By creating a permanent bypass through the primary blockage site (trabecular meshwork), iStent inject®
is designed to:
THE ADVANTAGES OF iSTENT inject®
Adding iStent inject® to cataract surgery can provide a number of benefits:1