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Glaukos Stent Implant
iStent inject® W—one of the smallest medical devices known to be implanted in the human body—is made of two tiny stents that are designed to restore your eye’s natural ability to drain fluid out of the eye to reduce glaucoma pressure. Designed for cataract patients with glaucoma, iStent inject® W can be implanted independently or at the time of cataract surgery.
You won’t see or feel the stents after they are inserted, but they are designed to effectively manage your eye pressure.
Proven to be safe and effective in clinical trials, Glaukos devices have been implanted in the eyes of patients around the world, with more patients benefiting from this technology every day.
Drops are not your only option for the management of Glaucoma. Contact our practice today to find out if you are candidate for surgery.
Innovative Glaucoma Surgery at Randfontein Private Hospital
Crosslinking for Keratoconus
When children are diagnosed with keratoconus, they are more likely to have a severe form – the disease will usually progress more quickly and result in more serious effects on vision.
Children and adolescents should immediately be cross-linked as soon as the keratoconus is clearly diagnosed to significantly slow down disease progression and avoid corneal transplant. The results of cross-linking in children and adolescents as excellent as they are in adults: the disease can be stopped with a high rate of success. The procedure is safe and effective.
In children, with the use of an "Epi-on technique" the procedure is associated with less post-op pain, a faster recovery, and the ability to crosslink using only local anesthesia instead of the general anesthesia.
Dr Raman-Abdulla performing Cross-linking on an eight year old girl who has done very well post op