Roughly the size of an eyelash, the highly flexible Hydrus Microstent is placed by a doctor using microscopic incisions and advanced equipment. This less invasive approach allows for fewer complications and faster healing times than traditional glaucoma surgery.
About 77% of Hydrus Microstent patients saw a significant reduction in eye pressure and 78% of all patients with a Hydrus Microstent were drop free at 2 years.
The Hydrus Microstent was designed to enhance fluid outflow in multiple ways to help patients to reduce eye pressure, in 3 ways;
- Enhancing outflow: Hydrus Microstent is placed in Schlemm’s canal, a part of the drainage system of the eye. Fluid then flows along the canal (via the Hydrus Microstent) and into the eye’s natural outflow channel to reduce eye pressure.
- Expanding the eye’s natural fluid pathway: Hydrus Microstent delicately expands the natural width of Schlemm’s canal, allowing for enhanced flow through the eye’s drainage system to help reduce eye pressure.
- Engineered to reduce eye pressure: Hydrus Microstent spans approximately 90° within the eye. This coverage ensures that fluid reaches the eye’s drainage system, which carries fluid from Schlemm’s canal to the body’s circulatory system to reduce eye pressure reliably.