An eye surgeon in Northridge is using a small but powerful device to keep his patients from going blind, KABC News reports.
For 68-year-old Milton Zaft, until recently it was a struggle to stay consistent with his medicated drops.
"The dilemma with using eye drops is the fact that more things that you put in the eye, the more toxicity there can be," Dr. Mitchell Shultz said, noting that conventional surgery is somewhat invasive and the results of laser treatments don't last very long.
Dr. Shultz felt that Zaft was a good candidate for a micro-invasive procedure called the iStent, a small titanium mesh that is implanted in the eye's drainage system.
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