New device brings clearer vision to those with glaucoma

iStent for Glaucoma 1Glaucoma is a disease that is caused by pressure buildup behind the eye. If not treated properly, it can cause blurry vision or worse, blindness. Glaucoma affects more than 2.2 million people in the U.S.
In June 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first device for glaucoma so that the use of eye drops to treat the disease can be minimized if not eradicated. The device is called the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent system or simply iStent.
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