About Glaucoma Surgery
Glaucoma is a serious condition that occurs when the optic nerve becomes damaged. Once this happens, severe pressure and fluid buildup can take place, causing vision issues and pain. Sacramento and Roseville, CA ophthalmologist Dr. Stephen Wilmarth is highly experienced in treating glaucoma through micro-invasive glaucoma (MIGS) surgery. He offers the innovative iStent procedure, which is a tiny, surgical, titanium micro-bypass stent that is placed inside the eye. It helps to relieve pressure and create a passageway for proper fluid drainage and flow to occur. It can also help reduce the need for patients to take constant medication. If patients believe they can benefit from this operation, then Dr. Wilmarth highly recommends scheduling a consultation with him right away at Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center. He will help create a custom treatment plan and explain the procedure process with each patient.
"The staff was extremely professional and exceeded every expectation I had. I’ve worn glasses for ten years and now have 20/10 vision. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has ever thought about getting the procedure done."- T.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2018
"I just recently had the ICL lens inserted into both of my eyes. I couldn't be happier. I have been in glasses/contacts since 6th grade (now in my 40's) and my vision was -10 and -11. Dr. Wilmarth was so knowledgable, professional and kind. He talked to me through the whole procedure and let me know what he was doing which calmed my nerves. His staff was incredible and Colleen was so quick to return my calls and answer my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Wilmarth and this is one of the best decisions I have made."- J.H. / Yelp / Sep 13, 2018
"I was severely farsighted and have worn glasses since the second grade. At 71 Dr. Wilmarh recommended cataract lens replacement surgery using Toric lenses. I just left his office for a follow-up appointment and my vision is 20/20 in both eyes. No more glasses. He is amazing and makes you feel secure in his recommendation. My experience through the whole process was top notch - Dr. Wilmarth called the night before the procedure - the surgical center called before and after my procedure and follow-up with Dr. Wilmarth was immediate. His staff is so helpful. I can't thank him enough, this has changed my life."- G.C. / Yelp / Jan 30, 2019
"The BEST money I have ever spent. Doctor Wilmarth and all of his staff are excellent at answering any and all questions and sorting out any confusions you may have. Before my surgery my vision was 20/70 in one eye and 20/60 in the other. Now I'm seeing 20/15, which means I see as clearly at 20 feet as someone with "normal" vision sees at 15 feet. I highly recommend a visit to Doctor Wilmarth if you are tired of glasses and/or contacts."- G.W. / Google / Jun 15, 2018
"For anyone considering custom wavefront lasik, I highly recommend Dr. Wilmarth. Highly skilled and professional. From the first visit to post surgery, the process has been amazing.Went from terrible eyesight (legally blind) to 20/15 vision."- D.A. / Google / Jun 05, 2018
What to Expect
The iStent implant is tiny and safe to use for glaucoma treatment. It is a surgical, titanium micro-bypass stent that Dr. Wilmarth and his team preload into a one-time, single-use sterile inserter. The inserter is meticulously designed for precision and accuracy, which allows our surgeon to maneuver the implant into position in the most micro-targeted manner. Dr. Wilmarth has changed the lives of so many patients with this innovative, state-of-the-art glaucoma treatment, allowing them to live a life free of worry and fear of additional vision loss.
Studies have shown that iStent is an overall low-risk procedure that has produced very minimal complications. This procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis, so patients can expect to go home the same day and return to their normal activities in just a few days following their surgery. Many research specialists and patients have reported significantly less pressure in their eyes and decrease in the amount of medication needed to treat their condition.
Plan Your Procedure
Treat Your Glaucoma Today
The innovative iStent procedure is one of the most advanced and effective ways to treat more serious cases of glaucoma. It has proven results of relieving pressure in the eye while using minimally invasive approaches for a short recovery period. Call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wilmarth today to treat your glaucoma.