iStent Educational Evening

Chatswood Private Hospital sponsored a Glaukos iStent, Micro Incision Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) educational evening in October. The event was attended by ophthalmic surgeons.

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Dr Ilesh Patel and Dr Colin Clement gave insightful presentations on the subject of micro incision glaucoma surgery and helped the surgeons gain a wider and in-depth understanding of the intricacies of the procedure involving iStent.

A single iStent implantation in conjunction with cataract surgery can significantly reduce a patient’s intraocular pressure (IOP). Its overall safety profile is similar to that of cataract surgery alone, and implantation is done at the same time as cataract surgery. iStent is also covered by all Medicare plans and most insurance plans, making payment options easy for patients. Leading eye professionals across the country offer iStent for the treatment and control of eye pressure associated with mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma. Raising awareness about Glaucoma is important as it is a progressive disease of the eye that if left untreated, can eventually lead to blindness.

 

Istent Inject engages the Trabecular Meshwork deploying the stents

Chatswood Private Hospital is a leader in new technology and Australia’s leading ophthalmologists choose our hospital to perform a full range of eye procedures, including cataract and laser surgeries, cosmetic and plastic eye surgeries. The hospital supports the rapid introduction of advanced technologies and techniques and encourages surgeons to expand their role in comprehensive cataract surgery.

 

Once implanted the iStent allows aqueous fluid to bypass the blockage within the Trabecular Meshwork