I Stent for Cataracts and Glaucoma2023-06-05T10:34:52+01:00

Overcome Cataracts and Glaucoma with iStent

Discover how this innovative treatment can reduce pressure in your eyes

Overcome Cataracts and Glaucoma with I-Stent

Discover how this innovative treatment can reduce pressure in your eyes

Easily relieve eye pressure with iStent injections

A great solution if you have Glaucoma or Cataracts

We cannot reverse the damage caused by glaucoma. But treatment and regular checkups can help slow or prevent vision loss, especially if you catch the disease in its early stages.

We treat glaucoma by lowering your eye pressure (intraocular pressure). Depending on your situation and the type of glaucoma you have, your options may include prescription eye drops, oral medications, laser treatment, surgery or a combination of any of these.

  • iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent is a type of MIGS (micro-invasive glaucoma surgery) indicated for use in conjunction with cataract surgery to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in adult patients with mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma currently treated with ocular hypotensive medication.
  • iStent treatment works by restoring the natural outflow of aqueous in eyes with open-angle glaucoma.
  • It also lowers the intraocular pressure to inhibit glaucoma progression and prevent visual field loss.
  • In patients with mild-to-moderate glaucoma on multiple medications, iStent can reduce the need for medications and improves ocular surface disease (OSD).
  • iStent can be offered to almost every glaucoma medication patient requiring cataract surgery.
  • iStent maintains the intraocular pressure in the low to mid-teens over several years.
  • iStent has an excellent safety profile and rapid recovery time in mild-to-moderate glaucoma.
  • iStent can be combined with cataract surgery.
  • iStent has a low risk of possible dislocation of implant and need for further surgery.
  • Patients with progressive glaucoma may require further non-filtration surgery.
  • The stage of your glaucoma and your lifestyle influence what treatment we recommend.
  • Glaucoma treatments include:
    • Eye drops
    • Laser treatment
    • Surgery.

Treating glaucoma is a team effort between you and your doctor. First, your ophthalmologist will prescribe your glaucoma treatment. After that, it is up to you to follow your doctor’s instructions and use your eye drops.

Through various treatment methods, we can halt or delay the onset of glaucoma and prevent the occurrence of associated symptoms.

Discover if you can be free from cataracts and glasses

The best way to find out if lifestyle cataract surgery is right for you is to have a free assessment. We’ll examine your eyes and you’ll get a clear answer from our experts on your suitability and lens options.

Discover if you can be free from cataracts and glasses

The best way to find out if lifestyle cataract surgery is right for you is to have a free assessment. We’ll examine your eyes and you’ll get a clear answer from our experts on your suitability and lens options.

You don’t need to live with poor vision

We’ll help you get the vision you need in 3 steps

Get in touch

Waiting for treatment is frustrating. I can help you avoid the long waiting lists and start living with better vision today. The first step is to give our friendly team a call on 07943 872888 or book a free assessment online now.

We’ll meet

At your appointment, I’ll answer your questions and give you a personalised recommendation based on your needs and lifestyle.

REGAIN YOUR FREEDOM

I’ll be with you every step of the way as you move forward with your life with better vision.

What our patients say…

We’ve helped thousands of happy patients in Surrey and Kent gain freedom with eye surgery

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“I would like to thank you all for looking after me so well. This was the first time I had ever had any treatment to my eye and whilst somewhat tense about the procedure I can honestly say that it went like clockwork.”

Mr J.OP

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“Thank you and your team very much indeed for looking after me during my initial visit and the day of cataract surgery.
I didn’t know what to expect, you put me at ease and everyone was very professional-excellent job!”

J, Tunbridge Wells

We have replaced the images of real patients who provided these testimonials to protect their privacy.

Say goodbye to your vision problems and start seeing life in a whole new way

Take your first step today in exploring all that you can do for healthy, vibrant eyes.

Say goodbye to your vision problems and start seeing life in a whole new way

Take your first step today in exploring all that you can do for healthy, vibrant eyes.

We answer your questions about cataract surgery

Get a quick overview of everything you need to know about restoring your vision

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Academic resources on I Stent for Cataracts and Glaucoma

Learn more about I Stent for Cataracts and Glaucoma from authoritative sources. These links will take you off our website.

This article presents a systematic review of ab-interno XEN gel stents for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma, focusing on IOP, medication outcomes, and safety profiles. Click here to read more.1Chen, X.-zhu et al. (2022) The outcomes of xen gel stent implantation: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Frontiers. Frontiers.

This article explores the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent System, the first device FDA-approved to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients undergoing cataract surgery. It creates a permanent opening to regulate IOP and has several benefits. Click here to read more.

Hello, I’m Lucia Pelosini MD, your eye surgeon in Surrey & Kent

My vision is to provide my patients with warm and personalised guidance through their cataract surgery journey from start to finish. I run a highly individualized service to treat discerning patients with presbyopia (aging eyes) and cataracts who want the best treatment and technology available.

Ms. Lucia Pelosini

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon,
MD, MRCSEd, FRCOphth, CertLRS

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