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
"Recently I underwent successful cataract surgery performed by Dr. James Tucker. I couldn't have been more pleased with Dr. Tucker's professionalism, his willingness to address my questions and concerns, and the empathy and care he demonstrated throughout the process. Dr. Tucker is a credit to his profession and a skilled practitioner I would highly recommend."- R.B. / Yelp / Apr 03, 2019
"I came home from seeing you (Dr. Wilmarth) today and sat down at the piano and opened my music and I could see it very well, and I started playing. And then I had to stop because I was just crying and crying and crying. Thank you for restoring my ability to see my music!"- L.B. / Office Visit / Mar 10, 2021
"I can read the back of a medicine bottle, emails on my computer, the TV 10 feet away and street signs a quarter mile away, all without the glasses I’ve always worn. This miracle is due to the fact that Dr. Wilmarth removed my cataracts and implanted lens. I’m so thrilled to see vivid colors again. This was a life-changing event for me. Dr Wilmarth and the staff was wonderful."- L.W. / Yelp / Aug 26, 2020
"Excellent service and surgical team. Dr Wilmarth is a very skilled MD. I went from wearing a glasses prescription of -5.00 in both eyes to 10/15 visual acuity which is better than 20/20! Being legally blind one day to no longer having to rely on glasses or contacts is a dream come true. I was definitely nervous about lasik correction but the staff made me feel comfortable every step of the way. The surgical technicians, staff, office and surgery center are all pristine! Thank you Dr Wilmarth!"- J.B. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
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.
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