Dr. Lewis is the first in the area to perform this glaucoma surgery.
The procedure required to implant the Hydrus® Microstent is designed to be quick, less invasive, and performed in conjunction with cataract surgery. Doctors can now, using the unique delivery system, implant a Hydrus Microstent through the very small incisions needed for cataract surgery. No additional incisions are necessary (unlike many of the more traditional surgical procedures used to treat glaucoma). This significantly less invasive approach is called “ab-interno”, and may lead to fewer complications and faster healing times than traditional glaucoma surgery. Following cataract surgery, the Hydrus Microstent is inserted into the outflow canal of your eye, called “Schlemm’s canal.” Normally, you will not be able to see or feel the tiny device in place following your procedure.