How iStent inject® Works

How iStent inject® Works

To help control the increased pressure in your eye associated with glaucoma, iStent inject® creates two bypasses, or openings, between the front part of your eye and its natural drainage pathway to increase the flow of fluid. By creating the permanent bypasses through the primary blockage site (trabecular meshwork), iStent inject® is designed to:

• Improve your eye’s natural outflow to safely lower intraocular pressure
• Work continuously to improve the natural flow of fluid in your eyes

Glaucoma is a common vision condition that affects millions of people around the world and can have
a significant impact on your quality of life.

If your doctor has recommended you undergo cataract surgery, you now have a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to treat your mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma at the same time as your cataract
surgery with the iStent inject.

Glaucoma is a progressive disease of the eye that, if left untreated, can cause vision impairments or
even blindness.

The most significant risk factor for the development and progression of open-angle glaucoma is
elevated pressure in the eye.

This increase in eye pressure, also known as intraocular pressure, occurs when the fluid in the eye
accumulates and cannot drain naturally.

High intraocular pressure can potentially lead to permanent vision loss.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for glaucoma. Most people take 1, 2, or even 3 medications daily to
control their glaucoma.

However, if you’re currently managing your glaucoma with medications and are now preparing for
cataract surgery, the iStent inject may be an ideal option for you.

FDA approved, iStent inject is the world’s smallest medical device known to be implanted in the
human body.

To help control the increased intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma, two tiny stents are
gently inserted in your eye during your cataract surgery. Once inserted, you will not be able to see or feel the device.

iStent inject works by creating two bypasses or openings inside the front part of your eye to its natural drainage pathway to restore your eye’s natural ability to drain fluid.

By lowering eye pressure, iStent inject may also reduce your need for glaucoma medications, but this
will be at the discretion of the eye care professional managing your glaucoma.

Worldwide, iStent inject is helping people with glaucoma successfully manage their intraocular
pressure.

Talk to your doctor today to find out if iStent inject is right for you.

As with all procedures there can be risks associated with this device. Speak with your doctor to understand the important safety information or visit Glaukos.com.

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Help is right around the corner. Leading eye professionals across the country offer iStent inject® for the treatment and control of eye pressure associated with mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma, and are available to answer your questions. Find out if you are a candidate for iStent inject® by talking with an iStent inject® physician in your area today.

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