2016 brought about many technological advances in the ophthalmology field. Along with the new Tecnis Symfony lens for cataract surgery, the doctors of Shepherd Eye Center are pleased to bring our glaucoma patients the brand new micro-invasive glaucoma surgery device, CyPass® Micro-Stent.
In November, Dr. Dan L. Eisenberg, Shepherd Eye Center glaucoma specialist became one of the
first doctors in the United States to become certified to use the device. Dr. Eisenberg has published dozens of articles and abstracts related to glaucoma, is actively involved in glaucoma research, and is recognized nationally as an expert in the field.
Patients with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma are candidates for the device when used in combination with cataract surgery. The device is placed just below the surface of the eye in order to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) while enhancing part of the natural drainage pathway of the eye.
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Make sure and talk to your doctor to find out if the CyPass® Micro-Stent is right for the treatment of your glaucoma.