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Hydrus Glaucoma Stent: A New Hope

Hydrus glaucoma stent

The Hydrus Glaucoma Stent provides tremendous advances in effective treatment and may offer welcome relief to many glaucoma sufferers. In this blog post, we will explore the features and benefits of this cutting-edge technology while examining what it might mean for patients living with glaucoma.

What is the Hydrus Glaucoma Stent?

This medical device is used to treat open angle glaucoma. Open angle glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure inside the eye increases, which can lead to vision loss. The device is inserted into the eye and helps to relieve the pressure by draining excess fluid from the eye. It is a minimally invasive treatment option and has been shown to be effective in reducing eye pressure.

How does it work?

The stent is inserted into the eye through a small incision, and it helps to keep the drainage ducts open so that the pressure can be relieved. It has been shown to be effective in reducing the pressure in the eye, and it can help to prevent further damage to the optic nerve. It can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with cataract surgery.

What are the benefits of using the Hydrus Glaucoma Stent?

There are a few main benefits to using this device. First, it is an incredibly effective treatment for glaucoma. It has been shown to be highly effective in reducing eye pressure and preserving vision in patients with glaucoma.

Second, the Hydrus Glaucoma Stent is a minimally invasive treatment. This means that it is less risky and causes less discomfort than traditional surgery. In addition, patients typically experience a quick recovery after having the stent implanted.

Third, it can be placed at the same time as cataract surgery. Cataract surgery combined with the stent is a powerful combination for treating and managing glaucoma. This combination of treatments offers several advantages, most notably improved vision, reduced intraocular pressure (IOP), and less risk of complications associated with traditional glaucoma surgeries. Additionally, the Hydrus glaucoma stent can be used to help reduce IOP after cataract surgery in patients who are at higher risk for developing postoperative elevated IOP levels. The use of both procedures together has been shown to provide better outcomes than either procedure alone in terms of preserving vision and reducing risks related to intraocular pressure control.

Overall, it is an incredibly effective, minimally invasive, and low risk treatment for glaucoma. If you are suffering from this condition, then this stent may be the best option for you.

Who is a candidate for the Hydrus Glaucoma Stent?

The Hydrus Glaucoma Stent is a device that is designed to help treat open angle glaucoma. It can be used to lower eye pressure in patients having cataract surgery or be performed as a stand-alone procedure. Common goals of the procedure include:

  1. Reduce the amount of glaucoma eye drops required to maintain adequate pressure. 
  2. Prevent more invasive glaucoma operations being required.
  3. Reduce the rate of glaucoma disease progression. 

What are the risks associated with using the Hydrus Glaucoma Stent?

There are a few risks associated with using the device. One is that the implant may not be effective enough in reducing eye pressure. In this situation, other treatments may be required, including eye drops, laser or further surgery. Additionally, all surgical procedures carry a risk of infection or inflammation. In some cases, the stent may cause a bleed in the eye. This often resolves without any intervention being required.

In conclusion, the Hydrus Glaucoma Stent represents a new advance in treating glaucoma. If you think you may be a candidate for the Hydrus Glaucoma Stent, speak with your optometrist or ophthalmologist. For more information about the Hydrus Glaucoma Stent or other treatment options for glaucoma, please book an appointment with Dr Ryan.

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