Using a gonioprism, the Hydrus Microstent is inserted through a clear corneal incision and guided through the trabecular meshwork into Schlemm’s canal.
Once in position, the Hydrus Microstent is advanced until the device has scaffolded approximately 90° of the canal, ensuring access to collector channels.
Implantation of the Hydrus Microstent is straightforward and the device is delivered via a preloaded stainless steel cannula. Advantages of the procedure include:
Ab interno canal-based approach
Implantation into Schlemm’s Canal, the eye’s natural drainage channel, which is considered a safe anatomical target and a suitable first-line therapy for implantable MIGS devices
Confirmation of placement
Immediate and direct visual confirmation of successful implantation with minimal learning curve1
No stent targeting
Approximately 90° span ensures access to multiple collector channels, and eliminates the need for stent targeting