If you suffer from glaucoma, you know that it is a serious concern. As the fluid inside of your eye builds up, it applies pressure to your optic nerve. If left untreated, it could rob you of your sight. Glaucoma is a silent disease that often creeps up on its victims without any warning. Once you have had a diagnosis, don’t panic. You can manage this disease. iStent® surgery can give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are saving your vision.
Understanding iStent® Surgery
When glaucoma strikes, the main thing that you need to do is find a way to relieve the accumulation of fluid in your eyes. The iStent® is a small implant that will be inserted into your eye to enhance the drainage and flow of fluid that is in your eye. You will get to go home on the same day that the iStent® is inserted into your eyes. When you go home, be sure to follow Dr. Patel’s directions regarding aftercare and healing.
Take an Additional Step to Preserve Your Vision
You may already be using eye drops and taking medication to manage glaucoma. While medication can be effective, the iStent® takes management of your condition to an enhanced level. Once the iStent® is in place, Dr. Patel will closely monitor your eyes. You may not need to take medication anymore if your surgery is so successful that there is no longer an accumulation of fluid in your eyes. Every patient is different. You may still need your eye drops. You will have to discuss your results with Dr. Patel in order to find out what you should do after your procedure is over. With the iStent® in place, your eye pressure should be within normal limits. You can look forward to a future of clear vision without risks.
Talk to Dr. Patel About iStent® Surgery
If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma and you have been managing your condition with typical medications, it is time to find out about a more permanent solution. Sit down to discuss iStent® surgery with Dr. Patel at Wichita Vision Institute. iStent® surgery can help you to put glaucoma behind you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Wichita!