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    Gel stent brings new hope for early glaucoma patients

    Device as effective as trabeculectomy, can be used early with less surgical side effects


    “International safety results show that it really is a very safe procedure, about as safe as you can get with a minimally invasive implant,” he said.

    Practice nets over $1 million from EHR adaption

    Hypotony, for instance, was not an issue and bleeding was minimal.

    “This stent is as effective as trabeculectomy, but I can use it much earlier because I am not so worried about the side effects of surgery,” Dr. Reitsamer said. "Considering patinet adherence and compliance, we should be doing more surgeries and earlier surgeries to better preserve vision.”


    Herbert Reitsamer, MD

    E: [email protected]

    This article was adapted from Dr. Reitsamer’s presentation at the 2015 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Reitsamer did not indicate any financial interest in the subject matter.

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