Glaucoma Research

New Glaucoma Treatments May Reduce Need for Eye Drops

Brian Flowers, MD of Ophthalmology associates is currently evaluating new treatments for patients with mild to moderate glaucoma. These procedures also known as “MIGS” MINIMALLY INVASIVE GLAUCOMA SURGERY are less invasive than traditional glaucoma surgery and performed in conjunction with cataract surgery.

Glaukos iStent Inject

Two iStent inject stents are implanted  in the eye during cataract surgery within the natural drainage system and may help reduce or eliminate the need for eye drops in some patients. The stents are designed to reduce intraocular pressure and prevent further vision loss due to glaucoma. www.glaukos.com

Ivantis Hydrus

The Hydrus Aqueous Implant, roughly the size of an eyelash is being tested to see if it can relieve the high intraocular pressure (IOP) this is common in patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). The tiny Hydrus scaffold is designed to be inserted into the primary fluid canal (called Schlemm’s canal) of the eye and open the channel to flow more freely, thus reducing high IOP.
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Transcend Cypass Micro-stent

Transcend Medical has developed micro-stent technology that is designed to be implanted at the time of cataract surgery in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma. The CyPass Micro-Stent is a small device that is implanted just below the surface of the eye.

 

For more information about whether you are an eligible candidate for a research study, talk to your doctor or call the glaucoma research department at Ophthalmology Associates in Fort Worth at 817-332-2020.

 

 

 

 

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