Hydrus & iStent- New Glaucoma treatments offered by our surgeons
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March 12, 2014
Ophthalmic Surgery Centre surgeons Dr Ridia Lim and Dr Ilesh Patel and Central Coast Day Hospital surgeon Dr Colin Clement are among the first in Australia to use the HydrusTM and iStent®
technologies to treat Glaucoma. Only a handful of Glaucoma specialists have been invited to use these innovative surgical stents which offer alternatives to ongoing medication.
The HydrusTM Microstent and iStent® and are both TGA-approved for the reduction of intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle Glaucoma. Both stents, inserted during cataract surgery, safely lower eye pressure by creating permanent openings to improve the eye’s natural fluid outflow. Clinical trials for both stents have been shown to reduce intraocular pressure. Read more about the HydrusTM Microstent and iStent®