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.
"I had a cataract in my left eye, Dr. Wilmarth performed laser surgery to remove it and replaced my lens with. Restora brand multi-focal lens. The results were amazing I had 20/30 vision the day of surgery and better than 20/20 within 1 month. I was so pleased with the results that I choose to have the lens in my right eye replaced with the same Lens! Same results as the left eye 20/20 vision...it's so nice to be DONE with glasses forever!! Dr. Wilmarth and his entire team are very professional, efficient, extremely competent and friendly. I am very confident in their abilities and recommend them for any eye surgery you may need."- L.H. / Yelp / Jan 24, 2018
"An easy and professional Lasik procedure! A great experience for a medical operation and you can't ask for better hands."- D.R. / Facebook / Jan 17, 2018
"Proud to say I can now see 20/15 [that's better than 20/20]! I must be dreaming; I have worn glasses since I was 5 years old and I feel like a brand new me. I came from a negative 6! Thank you Dr Wilmarth!"- J.R. / Facebook / Oct 20, 2017
"Fantastic experience throughout the pre-op, the procedure itself, and the couple of post-op appointments I've had so far. I went in for moderate to severe hyperopia (far-sightedness), so I would get heavy eye fatigue and lose focus when reading text or small print for any longer than a few minutes. After the Lasik, I now have 20/15 visual acuity and can read for hours without eye fatigue. While it is a significant financial outlay, I was not looking for the discount-chain "99 cent store" type of place to operate on my eyes; I was looking for the best of the best, and I can confidently say that is what you get if you go to Wilmarth Eye and Laser. Thank you again doc!Nick"- N.R. / Yelp / Oct 19, 2017
"I have known Dr. Wilmarth for years through our children's school. I had great vision my entire life but then it all changed when I reached my late 40s. Ultimately, I couldn't read up close or even drive very well without glasses. I didn't last long with the inconvenience of glasses. And, I had a terrible time trying to work with contact lenses. Since Dr. Wilmarth has such an excellent reputation in the area, I decided to schedule a consult.Dr. Wilmarth's staff is very experienced and they seem to really enjoy what they do. They were very kind to me and treated me as though I was important. I didn't research any other doctors for this procedure since my very best friend, who is extremely well-researched, told me she would never go to anyone other than Dr. Wilmarth. I had both eyes fixed for distance. My distance vision now is very sharp. I haven't reached for my glasses since the surgery three weeks ago. I have also found that if I back up my reading materials an extra 6 inches or so, I'm able to read magazines, newspapers, etc. much better even though I had my eyes fixed only for improving distance. I have only reached for my "cheater" reading glasses a few times since the surgery for very small print.I know a lot of people spend years considering this procedure. I'm super grateful for Dr. Wilmarth and I'm very happy to have my life back! Thank you!"- T.C. / Yelp / Jul 21, 2017
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.
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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.