What To Expect With iStent inject®
Before the Procedure
You should continue to use any prescribed eye drops until your procedure, unless directed otherwise by your eye doctor. Before surgery, your eye doctor 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 iStent inject® procedure is usually performed under local anaesthesia. If you elect to have iStent inject® implanted at the time of cataract surgery, your eye doctor will implant iStent inject® after he or she removes your cataracts. Once implanted, you will not see or feel the device.
After the Procedure
iStent inject® is implanted in 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 eye doctor will likely schedule an appointment to see you the day following the surgery.
Recovery time is usually quick, but your eye 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.
For more information regarding specific risks associated with your condition, please talk to your eye doctor, or read the complete safety information here.
Find out more about iStent inject®
Help is right around the corner. Leading ophthalmologists in the United Kingdom offer iStent inject® as part of their treatment for glaucoma. You can enquire if you are a suitable candidate for iStent inject® by contacting an ophthalmologist near you.