iStent from Glaukos Approved for Treatment of Glaucoma In Combination With Cataract Surgery

June 26, 2012

We’ve previously blogged positively about the iStent from Glaukos.

Yesterday, the FDA announced that the iStent from Glaukos was approved as the first device for use in combination with cataract surgery to reduce intraocular pressure in adult patients with mild or moderate open-angle glaucoma and a cataract.

As the FDA’s press release explains, the iStent is a small titanium tube placed through the meshwork of tissue that creates an opening between the eye’s anterior chamber and Schlemm’s canal that allows fluid to drain, potentially decreasing intraocular pressure.

Click here for the full press release.




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