Dr. Platt at The Eye Center discusses DURYSTA, a new procedure available for glaucoma treatment.
Columbia, S.C, April 20, 2021 — Some people who seek glaucoma treatment in Columbia, SC, have trouble using the eye drops that physicians most commonly prescribe due to either memory or physical health issues. Now, there is a great new MIGS option for anyone who needs to control their intraocular pressure (IOP): DURYSTA.
According to Dr. Chip Platt in SC, many patients have problems using the eye drops meant to control their open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT). “Whether it is from arthritis; red, scratchy, irritated eyes; or from dementia,” he begins, “these patients are at a much higher risk of vision loss since their medication is not taken properly every day.” Dr. Platt and his colleagues at a The Eye Center in Columbia are happy to offer DURYSTA, a MIGS procedure, to patients with problems like this.
DURYSTA is a small plug containing a common type of glaucoma medication inserted directly into the eye during a quick, painless procedure. It offers patients seeking glaucoma treatment in Columbia a long-term alternative to topical eye drops, consistently delivering an appropriate amount of medication into the eye throughout a 6-12 month period.
It’s the first intracameral, sustained-release, preservative-free implant for reducing IOP available. Once the 6-12 month period is over, there’s no need to revisit a Columbia eye center to have it removed, as it biodegrades over time.
Dr. Platt in SC claims that DURYSTA is a great option for anyone who has issues with their daily eye drops prescribed to control intraocular pressure. It’s imperative for these patients to stay on track with their medication because OAG and OHT can cause detrimental effects, including permanent vision loss, when gone untreated. DURYSTA gives patients, their family members, and their physicians the confidence that their IOP is completely controlled.
DURYSTA is a completely painless procedure that takes a couple of minutes to complete at The Eye Center in Columbia, SC. It’s an appropriate MIGS option for most glaucoma patients. But, it should be noted that it has been shown to be contraindicated in patients who have a hypersensitivity to bimatoprost, a history of corneal transplant, aphakia, and Fuch’s Dystrophy. To learn more about the procedure or to make an appointment, contact The Eye Center today.
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Columbia, South Carolina, 29204