The FDA just approved the iStent inject.
What is the iStent inject?
It’s a Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) device and is the second generation of the iStent which was approved in 2012.
How is it different than the original iStent?
Besides the shape, (the original looked like a snorkel and the iStent inject looks like a punctal plug), it’s a third of the size and the injector is preloaded with two stents instead of one.
Who is it for?
Patients with mild to moderate open angle glaucoma that are undergoing cataract surgery.