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iStent new treatment for glaucoma

The iStent device has been FDA approved.


This will add to the growing number of aqueous bypass devices available to ophthalmic surgeons.  This device is unique in that it can be inserted though the same incision used during cataract surgery with no additional external surgery like the other devices. Because it is a stent it has less likelihood of dysfunction by scarring that is seen in incisional angle surgery.

About the Author:Dr. Charles Titone

Charles W. Titone, M.D. is Board certified in Ophthalmology, licensed in North Carolina, New York and Florida. Dr Titone attended Howard University College of Medicine as one of handful of 6 year BSMD students and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1984. He is a member of The American Academy of Ophthalmology and, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

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