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Glaucoma Surgery in Roseville, CA

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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.

Who is a candidate for glaucoma surgery?

Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine your candidacy for our cutting-edge glaucoma surgery. This may include a review of your medical history and medications, as well as an assessment of your current intraocular pressure. Inform our team if you experience sudden or gradual changes in your vision, chronic dry eye, or other issues that impact your day-to-day life. Patients should be in generally good health to qualify for this type of surgery.

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. 

Anticipated Results

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.

Glaucoma surgery FAQs

Is glaucoma surgery safe?

Glaucoma surgery is very safe when performed by an experienced medical professional at Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center. This kind of procedure has been performed for many years with very few adverse reactions. The most common side effects are temporary and resolve soon after treatment. If you have any safety concerns, please consult with our eye care team.

How do I prepare for glaucoma surgery?

Prior to glaucoma surgery, Dr. Wilmarth will conduct a consultation to discuss your goals and assess your candidacy. This is the best time to review any pre-operative instructions and information. These guidelines may include avoiding certain medications or supplements.

Will my results be successful?

Glaucoma surgery can provide excellent results that are also long-lasting. However, it is important to have realistic expectations about your outcomes. Our surgery may not prevent the need for future procedures. A trained member of our team in Roseville, CA, will review what to expect and ensure that your treatment plan meets your health goals.

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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.

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