September 18, 2020 by Adrienne Sylver
Watch Now: Tiny Implant Helps Glaucoma Patients
Cataracts and glaucoma are two eye conditions that often occur at the same time, most commonly in people over the age of 60. Patients now have a surgical option that can take care of both conditions in just a matter of minutes, and it comes in the form of the world’s smallest surgically implantable device. It’s the iStent, a device placed in the eye during cataract surgery. The iStent improves the outflow of fluid from the eye to help control eye pressure.
The Baptist Health South Florida news team was there as Carlos Buznego, M.D., an ophthalmic surgeon with the Center for Excellence in Eye Care at the Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist Hospital, performed the procedure. Watch it now!