What is the role of iStent (Glaukos) in the surgical treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG)?

Updated: Mar 16, 2020
  • Author: Kristin Schmid Biggerstaff, MD; Chief Editor: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH  more...
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iStent® (Glaukos) (see below)

See the list below:

  • Shunt device from the anterior chamber into the Schlemm canal
  • Internal placement approach in association with cataract surgery
  • May need multiple devices placed
  • Still undergoing continuing research for long-term results

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