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Westerville, Ohio 43081
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Westerville Eye Doctor Using Newest Surgical Technology for Glaucoma and Cataract Treatment

WESTERVILLE, OHIO—January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and the perfect time to celebrate the newest eye surgery technology being used by Westerville’s Dr. Wesley Harnish at Eye Surgical & Medical Care, 550 S. Cleveland Ave, Suite D.   “It’s great news for patients who have both a cataract and glaucoma,” said Dr. Harnish, an Ohio State University graduate who has practiced in Westerville for 20 years. Harnish uses the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent as a treatment option to reduce eye pressure for patients with both cataracts and glaucoma.   When pressure in the eye is too high, it can increase the risk for permanent vision loss. Eye pressure is typically treated with eye drops.   “The eye drops used to treat glaucoma can be difficult to administer and expensive,” said Harnish. “With iStent, many patients need less of their medicine to control eye pressure and some may not need prescription eye drops at all.”   iStent is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA and is placed in a patient’s eye during cataract surgery.   “It’s important to me to provide the newest technologies available to my patients,” said Harnish. “I want them to have the best treatment possible. And the iStent is one of the best.”   Eye Surgical and Medical Care opened in 1989 and has become a leading vision correction and eye surgery center in central Ohio. It specializes in cataract surgery, refractive surgery, eye disease management, and optometric services. They are located in Westerville and serve patients throughout Central Ohio.