What To Expect With iStent®
Before the Procedure
You should continue to use any prescribed eye drops until your procedure, unless directed by your eye care professional. Before surgery, your eye surgeon will go over all the medications you’re currently taking. Be sure to bring a list of your current medications to your pre-operative appointment and be prepared to answer a few questions regarding your medical history.
During the Procedure
The cataract removal and iStent® procedure are usually performed under local anesthesia. After your surgeon removes your cataracts, he or she will implant the iStent® device. Once implanted, you will not see or feel the device.
After the Procedure
iStent® is an outpatient procedure, which means you’ll be able to go home the same day following your surgery. After the procedure, you will likely receive antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops to use. Your ophthalmologist will likely schedule an appointment to see you the day following the surgery.
Recovery time is usually quick, but your doctor may recommend that you take a few days off work. You should also refrain from strenuous activities such as sports, lifting heavy objects, or any straining movements that will increase your eye pressure.
The risks associated with performing cataract surgery with the iStent® are similar to those related to performing cataract surgery alone. For more information regarding specific risks associated with your condition, please talk to your eye care professional, or read complete safety information here.
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