FDA approves micro-stent
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FDA recently approved the trabecular micro-bypass decie (iStent, Glaukos) for use in conjunction with cataract surgery to lower pressures in adults to mild-to-moderate, primary open angle glaucoma. This approval should extend the surgical management of glaucoma to include comprehensive ophthalmologists that are comfortable managing surgical glaucoma patients. Also, it should allow us to intervene sooner in the disease process.
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